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Nonfiction books about Social Issues. Social issues include: Cultural Issues, Sociocultural Issues, Poverty, Hunger, Social Problems, Social Illness, Immigration, Social Stratification, Economic Issues, Socioeconomic Issues, Inequality, Social Disorganization, Human Rights, Employment, Education Initiatives, Sanitation, Overpopulation, Ethnographic Issues, Media, etc.

American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work
by Nick Taylor

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
by Neil Postman

The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America
by Hannah Nordhaus

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
by Katherine Boo

Changing the Face of Hunger
by Tony Hall

Community and the Politics of Place
by Daniel Kemmis

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
by Malcolm Gladwell

The Devil’s Highway: A True Story
by Luis Alberto Urrea

The End of Work: The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era
by Jeremy Rifkin

The Favored Daughter: One Woman’s Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future
by Fawzia Koofi with Nadene Gourhi

Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice
by Raymond Arsenault

The Girl with Seven Names: Escape from North Korea
by Hyeonseo Lee

Growing Up Empty: How Federal Policies are Starving America’s Children
by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
by J.D. Vance

Hunger: An Unnatural History
by Sharman Apt Russell

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Joe Hill
by Gibbs M. Smith

The Radium Girls
by Kate Moore

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
by Azar Nafisi

Second Suns: Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives
by David Oliver Relin

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
by Anne Fadiman

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations … One School at a Time
by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Voyages: From Tongan Villages to American Suburbs
by Cathy A. Small