Assignment Social Issues

Social Issues
Narrative Nonfiction Genre Study
Glenview Public Library
April 2, 2020

Read two nonfiction books that focus on social issues, such as poverty, racism, violence, gender, sexuality, homelessness, etc. 

Titles to consider: 

  • American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer
  • Mama’s Boy: A Story From our Americas by Dustin Lance Black
  • The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu
  • Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Parkland: A Birth of a Movement by Dave Cullen
  • Uncomfortable Labels: My Life as a Gay Autistic Trans Woman by Laura Kate Dale
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
  • This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female and Feminist in (white) America by Morgan Jerkins
  • An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz
  • Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College by Jon Krakauer
  • Crazy Horse Weeps: The Challenge of Being Lakota in White America by Joseph Marshall
  • Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
  • Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh
  • The Witches are Coming by Lindy West