Monday, December 04, 2006

Human Rights Day, 2006-Poverty

Today, poverty prevails as the gravest human rights challenge in the world. Combating poverty, deprivation and exclusion is not a matter of charity, and it does not depend on how rich a country is.

By tackling poverty as a matter of human rights obligation, the world will have a better chance of abolishing this scourge in our lifetime...Poverty eradication is an achievable goal.
Louise Arbour
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
To honor Human Rights Day 2007 a Colorado Public Librarian has compiled a list of fiction that encourages discussion.

Books selected that address poverty:

Alexie, Sherman. Lone ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven

Alexie, Sherman. Reservation blues

Allison, Dorothy. Bastard out of Carolina

Arnow, Harriet. Dollmaker

Auster, Paul. Timbuktu

Bell, Madison. Ten Indians

Blaine, Michael. Midnight band of mercy

Bridges, Sue Ellen. Home before dark

Brown, Larry. Rabbit factory

Browne, Larry .Joe

Caldwell, Erskine Tobacco road

Coles, Robert, ed. Growing up poor: a literary anthology

Cookson, Catherine Fifteen streets

Crane, Stephen Maggie, a girl of the streets

Deb,Sidhartha Point of return

Dickens, Charles Oliver Twist

Dickens, Charles Our mutual friend

Dorris, Michael Yellow raft in the blue water

Fante, John 1931 was a bad year

Fante, John Ask the dust

Fowler, Connie May Before women had wing

George, Elizabeth What came before he shot her

Gershsten, Donna M Kissing the virgin's mouth

Hamsen, Knut Hungar

Hurston, Zora Neale Seraph on the Suwanee, Selec

Johnston, Michael In the deep heart's core

Kingsolver, Barbara Homeland and other stories

Lee, Gus China boy

Lovelace, Earl Dragon can't dance

Mankell, Henni Chronicler of the winds

Markandaya, Kamala Nectar in a sieve

McCourt, Frank Angela's ashes

Moore, Ann Gracelin O'Malley

Morris, Mary McGarry Songs in ordinary times

Ong, Han Disinherited

Oates, Joyce Carol Them

Ondaaje, Micheal In the skin of a lion

Orwell, George Down and out in Paris and London

Parks, Suzann Lori Getting mother's body

Phillips, Dolores Darkest child

Porter, Connie Rose Imani all mine

Sapphire Push: a novel

Sherwood, Frances Book of splendor

Steinbeck, John Grapes of wrath

Steinbeck, John Cannery row

Steinbeck, John Tortilla flat

Syal, Mira Anita and me

Walker, Alice Color purple

Wideman, John Edgar Two cities

Woodrell, Daniel Death of sweet mister

Woodrell, Daniel Winters bone

1 comment:

Katharine said...

Great bibliography. What is it of, exactly? Non-fiction yet to come.