STAFF PICK OF MAY

This month’s staff pick comes from our partners at the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP). They have chosen The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. In The Color of Law (published by Liveright in May…

STAFF PICK OF APRIL

WISCAP chooses ‘The Other America: Poverty in the United States’ by Michael Harrington for the staff pick of April. This book is an illuminating, profoundly moving classic that is still all too relevant for today’s America. When Michael Harrington’s masterpiece, The…

STAFF PICK OF MARCH

WISCAP chooses ‘Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do’ by Studs Terkel for the staff pick of March. Studs Terkel records the voices of America. Men and women from every…

STAFF PICK OF FEBRUARY

WISCAP chooses ‘Who Stole the American Dream?’ by Hedrick Smith for the staff pick of February. This book is essential reading for all of us who want to understand America today, or why average Americans are struggling to keep afloat.…

STAFF PICK OF JANUARY

WISCAP chooses ‘Big Hunger’ for the staff pick of January. Food banks and food pantries were meant to be a stopgap measure, but manufacturing jobs never came back, recession followed, and the “emergency food system” became an industry.  In Big Hunger,…

STAFF PICK OF DECEMBER

WISCAP recognizes James Agee’s birthday with our ‘December Staff Pick’ of his classic “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.” You can order your own copy and benefit WISCAP through Amazon Smiles! All you have to do is click here, search…

STAFF PICK OF NOVEMBER

WISCAP staff has chosen Michael Gillette’s book, Launching the War on Poverty: An Oral History, as staff pick of November. The book’s synopsis is below: “Head Start, Job Corps, Foster Grandparents, College Work-Study, VISTA, Community Action, and the Legal Services…

STAFF PICK OF OCTOBER

WISCAP staff has chosen Amy Goldstein’s book, Janesville, as staff pick of October. You can order your own copy and benefit WISCAP through Amazon Smiles! All you have to do is click here, search for Janesville, and 0.5% of your…