As agreed, let's do poverty. Here are two great choices, both highly praised. they are both in paperback and have some library access. Please read one.
1. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond: https://www.amazon.com/Evicted-Poverty-Profit-American-City/dp/0553447459/ref=sr_1_2_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1542777556&sr=8-2&keywords=poverty+housing
-- Won 2017 Pulitzer prize.
-- 315pp of text, 2017 PB $12.
-- Library = City 4 of 18 available. County 4 of 11.
2. $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America. By Kathryn Edin. https://www.amazon.com/2-00-Day-Living-Nothing-America/dp/054481195X/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1542942940&sr=1-1&keywords=2.00+a+day+living+on+almost+nothing+in+america
-- 180pp of text, 2016 PB $12.
-- Highly praised inc. by NYRB, LAT.
-- Library = City 1 of 6 available others in Dec. County 0 of 4.
Have a great holiday season!