Income Inequality and the Fight over Wealth Distribution
From the Series Issues in Action (Read Woke ™ Books)
In America, the amount of money people earn for doing the same job isn’t always equal. The United States only recently made it illegal to pay men more than women for the same job, and the country’s history of racism has created big wealth gaps between white and Black people that persist in the twenty-first century. Learn how income inequality originated, why it is a problem, and the ways people are fighting for an equal playing field.
Read Woke™ Books are created in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian. Inspired by a belief that knowledge is power, Read Woke Books seek to amplify the voices of people of the global majority (people who are of African, Arab, Asian, and Latin American descent and identify as not white), provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, share perspectives of people who have been underrepresented or oppressed, challenge social norms and disrupt the status quo, and encourage readers to take action in their community.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Feminism, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Read Woke ™ Books|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JNF053070, JNF053140, JNF010000|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||Y|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Primary source quotations/images, Source notes, Timeline, and eSource|
Note: Accelerated Reader® values are estimates.