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Everybody Reads 2017: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City: Get Started

A guide of resources for the Everybody Reads 2017 selection, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

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Everybody Reads 2017

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond is the Everybody Reads 2017 selection. 

The book is an account of what the author experienced by living in an area where evictions were common practice.  By sharing the perspective of both landlords and renters, we learn the impacts of housing instability, especially for those experiencing poverty.

Read the book!  Get involved! 

  • Borrow a copy from the PCC Library.  Multiple copies are available in the collection at each campus for students, staff and faculty. Starting in January, 2017, we will have custom "Everybody Reads" copies of the book available for reading and sharing.
  • Find out when discussion groups and events are happening at PCC.  If you have ideas for events or would like to host a discussion group--contact us and we will direct you to the correct person. 
  • Matthew Desmond will spoke at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on March 9, 2017 sponsored by Literary Arts

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Information & Events

Visit the PCC Library's Everybody Reads 2017 information page for events at the PCC campuses.

Multnomah County Library has a full listing of Everybody Reads events throughout the area. 

If you have ideas for events or discussion groups, please contact us.

Rate it!

Tell us what you thought of the book:
My New Favorite: 3 votes (9.68%)
Definitely Recommended: 19 votes (61.29%)
Worth Reading: 9 votes (29.03%)
Not My Type of Book: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 31