Diversity Boston: Book shelf
Written by: George Orwell
Recommended by: Meghna Chakrabarti, co-host, Radio Boston, WBUR-FM
"This is the book that transformed my understanding of economic diversity (of poverty and of riches). In the book, Orwell travels to the coal mining towns of Northern England in 1936 and describes the hellish working conditions of miners at the coal face. The Road to Wigan Pier is not an easy book to read. But it is an honest, deliberately provocative accounting of the working poor, and that is what makes it so essential."