REAL SANTA by William Hazelgrove
Just how far would you go to keep your daughter’s belief in Santa Claus alive for just a little while longer? Would you … be willing to become the town laughing stock? Put your family’s finances in jeopardy? Take a chance on alienating the rest of your family? Risk your life? George Kronenfeldt does all those things, and more.
EVICTED: POVERTY AND PROFIT IN THE AMERICAN CITY by Matthew Desmond
There are a lot of occupations that, for various reasons, I could never work in … I’ve just added landlord to the list.
This book was heartbreaking. As I sat in my comfortable, warm home I was reading about families with children being thrown out of their already less than comfortable homes, their belongings either left behind, involuntarily being put into storage they could not afford (so after non-payment they lose it) or simply being left behind in lieu of rent. Was this subject difficult to read about? Absolutely? Despite the fact that this book/study centers on Milwaukee it is an issue prevalent everywhere so I would highly recommend this book not only to people in all aspects social service, but especially to anyone who has ever been tempted to judge someone less fortunate than themselves.