Books on Social Problems and Services


September 11, 2023

360. Books on social problems & services

Further Reading:

Susan C. Daffron Funds to the Rescue: 101 Fundraising Ideas for Humane and Animal Rescue Groups, 2011.

Former president of the National Association of Pet Rescue Professionals, Susan C. Daffron, offers this guide, which gives you reasons for raising funds for animal causes and ideas on how to do it.

Paul Rogat Loeb The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear, 2004.

Social and political activist Paul Rogat Loeb shares fifty encouraging essays written by ordinary people who worked to improve the world in many places.


Kristen Iversen Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, 2012.

This memoir recounts Kristen Iversen’s childhood in the small Colorado town of Rocky Flats, near Denver. Her childhood was filled with secrets—like why so many other children got cancer and what exactly was made in the Rocky Flats plant. When she got older, she started looking for answers and even worked at the plant for a while. She discovered a government effort to conceal what was happening around Rocky Flats. She shares the townspeople’s efforts to obtain justice for what was done to them without their knowledge.

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