Fall 2021

Income Inequality and the Fight over Wealth Distribution

From the Series Issues in Action (Read Woke ™ Books)

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

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.

Format Your Price
978-1-7284-2345-6
$21.99
978-1-7284-3136-9
$9.99
978-1-7284-3070-6
$32.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
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
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF053070, JNF053140, JNF010000
Dewey 339.2/20973
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1110
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.

Author: Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith is a writer and editor based in Falls Church, Virginia.