- "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," by Thomas Piketty (2014)

- "Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City," by Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson (2013)

- "The American Way of Poverty; How the other half still lives," by Sasha Abramsky (2013)

- "Confronting Suburban Poverty in America," by Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube (2013)

- "The Price of Inequality: How today's divided society endangers our future," by Gary native and Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz (2012)

- "Fire in the Ashes; Twenty-five years among the poorest children in America," by Jonathan Kozol (2012)

- "Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.; How the Working Poor Became Big Business," by Gary Rivlin (2010)

- "Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage," by Kathryn Edin and Maria J. Kefalas (2005)

- "The Working Poor: Invisible in America," by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist David K. Shipler (2004)

- "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America," by Barbara Ehrenreich (2001)

- "There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America," by Alex Kotlowitz (1991)

- "The Other America; Poverty in the United States," by the late Michael Harrington (1964) -- the book that inspired President Lyndon Johnson to declare war on poverty

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(Source: Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission)
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News Editor/Lake County Editor