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One Book Community Read: Heartland: Author & Book

one book community read - heartland by sarah smarsh

If you’re working towards a deeper understanding of our ruptured country, then Sarah Smarsh’s memoir and examination of poverty in the American heartland is an essential read. Smarsh chronicles her childhood on the poverty line in Kansas in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and the marginalization of people based on their income. When did earning less mean a person was worth less?"


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From Arts Midwest, watch Sarah Smarsh discuss Heartland, chosen as part of the NEA's Big Read.

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