About the book: Evicted
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond is the 2016-17 Go Big Read book. Desmond gives voice to the experiences of families whose lives have been impacted by an increasingly untenable housing situation. The common-reading program aims to engage students, faculty, staff and the entire community around issues that matter from a range of perspectives.
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A message from the Chancellor
Chancellor Rebecca Blank has selected Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City as the 2016-17 Go Big Read book. Desmond documents the increasingly frequent experience of housing instability for poor, renting families. Through the interwoven stories of eight families living in Milwaukee, WI, Desmond illustrates the human impacts of a shifting economic and policy landscape.
To learn more, see the official press release.