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The Resource Growing up empty : the hunger epidemic in America, by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel

Growing up empty : the hunger epidemic in America, by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel

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Growing up empty : the hunger epidemic in America
Title
Growing up empty
Title remainder
the hunger epidemic in America
Statement of responsibility
by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This sequel to "Starving in the Shadow of Plenty" dramatically portrays the hunger found in middle- and working-class families, the suddenly homeless, as well as America's military families, its refugees, and its immigrants. A call to action, this work is a study of a hidden epidemic that still remains largely unacknowledged at the highest political levels and is lauded as "a deft blend of tough investigative reporting and deep compassion ... an unforgettable exploration of public policy, its failures and its victims" by the most respected senators, members of Congress, journalists and hunger advocates in the country. In 1981, President Reagan incongruously announced to the world that there were no hungry souls in the richest nation in the world, that poverty had been virtually wiped out. But Schwartz-Nobel had found a different story in America's communities, and she laid bare the horrifying truth about hunger in the United States in her landmark work on hunger, Starving in the Shadow of Plenty. That book caused Americans to reexamine their priorities. Twenty years later, Schwartz-Nobel returned to see how things had improved--and discovered that it was all the same. As she tracked this hidden political and emotional battle, she was shocked to find that hunger is deeper and wider than she could have imagined, that it has reached epic proportions. It is running rampant through urban, rural and suburban communities, affecting blacks, whites, Asians, Christians, Jews and nonbelievers alike. And it is getting worse. The stories of the people she encountered are the core of Growing Up Empty. With a combination of skillful investigative reporting and a novelist's sympathetic and humanistic eye for detail, Loretta Schwartz-Nobel portrays an unforgettable reality of human suffering that need not exist. Among the people we come to know in these pages are the new breed of homeless born of the "Welfare to Work" program--working poor who have jobs but do not make enough to support their families; immigrants who work under horrifying conditions for little money and fewer benefits; a formerly middle-class dentist's wife abandoned by her husband, reduced to stealing in order to feed her hungry children; soldiers who fight on our front lines, while their hungry young wives and children stand in bread lines and are denied benefits and baby formula at military health clinics
Summary
Draws attention to a rise in childhood hunger and starvation in the United States, noting a withdrawal of federal assistance and an increase in emergency food requests
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
258120
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DLC
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Schwartz-Nobel, Loretta
Dewey number
363.8/2/0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
S327 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Hunger
  • Malnutrition
  • Hunger
  • Hunger
  • Hunger
  • Malnutrition
  • Poverty
  • United States
  • Unterernährung
  • Armut
  • Hunger
  • USA
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the hunger epidemic in America
Label
Growing up empty : the hunger epidemic in America, by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc042/2002020737.html
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hunger and the middle class : Divorce and the downward spiral -- Hunger and the always poor : Generation after generation of urban and rural poverty -- Hunger and the military : From front lines to food lines -- Hunger and the working poor : Long hours, starvation wages -- Hunger and the homeless : America's wandering families -- Hunger, the immigrants and the refugees : Dreams of the dispossessed -- A story without an end : The ghosts of yesterday -- The last word -- Appendixes : A. The Medford Declaration ; B. Organizations
Control code
ocm48943873
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780060195632
Lccn
2002020737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)48943873
Label
Growing up empty : the hunger epidemic in America, by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc042/2002020737.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hunger and the middle class : Divorce and the downward spiral -- Hunger and the always poor : Generation after generation of urban and rural poverty -- Hunger and the military : From front lines to food lines -- Hunger and the working poor : Long hours, starvation wages -- Hunger and the homeless : America's wandering families -- Hunger, the immigrants and the refugees : Dreams of the dispossessed -- A story without an end : The ghosts of yesterday -- The last word -- Appendixes : A. The Medford Declaration ; B. Organizations
Control code
ocm48943873
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780060195632
Lccn
2002020737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)48943873

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