Short stories about poverty

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    I'm starting a unit on The Glass Castle, but I'm waiting for the copies my school ordered to arrive. To begin the unit in the meantime, I'd like to start with a short story. We will be discussing poverty in America. I'm looking for recommendations for short stories related to poverty - I have 12th graders (who are pretty bright and can handle a challenge). Thank you!!
     
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    The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez is set in California's central valley and tells semi-autobiographical stories about a child of migrant laborers. It is engaging, well-written, and timely (connects to current events).
     
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    I pulled up that site, too, and the stories looked wonderful.
     
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    "Marigolds" by Eugenia Collier.
     
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    1. Short Poverty Poems - Short Poems About Poverty
    2. True Stories of Life on the Dole: Poverty From State to State
      gawker.com/true-stories-of-life-on-the-dole-poverty-from...
      More than one in four Americans—many of them employed—receive some type of government anti-poverty ...

    3. Poverty Stories - World Hunger and Poverty Blog
      millionsofmouths.com/blog/category/poverty-stories
      …about world hunger, poverty and the common ...

    4. African Poverty of the Native African Tribes and Indigenous ...
      www.short-story-time.com/african-poverty.html
      A young girl's story of African poverty in her village and ...

    5. Recent Poverty Stories - Voices of Poverty
      thevoicesofpoverty.org/poverty-stories
      Stories of Poverty. ... Voices of Poverty began in 2011. It was conceived by author and founder Sasha Abramsky, as a part of a project, ...
     

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