Summary of Evicted by Matthew Desmond: Conversation Starters


Summary of Evicted by Matthew Desmond: Conversation Starters
9 January 2019

Summary of Evicted by Matthew Desmond: Conversation Starters


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Evicted by Matthew Desmond: Conversation Starters

Matthew Desmond, a Harvard sociologist, gives readers insight into some of Milwaukee’s poverty-stricken neighborhoods in his new book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. He introduces readers to families who are experiencing eviction on a regular basis because most of their income is spent on rent. Desmond’s years of research, living in these neighborhoods and getting to know the tenants and their landlords, help bring to light the answers to some important questions, hoping to bring solutions to a problem that is unique to America. Since its release in 2016, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City has received many notable awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction.

A Brief Look Inside:

EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on.

These questions can be used to…

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  • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups
  • Foster a deeper understanding of the book
  • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately
  • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before

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