Class and Social Mobility

Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb. 1972. The Hidden Injuries of Class. (228 pgs)

Annette Lareau. 2003. Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life. (343 pgs)

Alfred Lubrano. 2005. LIMBO: Blue Collar Roots, White Collar Dreams (248 pages)

Memoirs or Biographies

Ron Suskind. 1998. A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League. (384 pgs)

Richard Rodriguez. 1982. Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez. (212 pgs)

On College 

Magaziner, Ira C., and Elliot E. Maxwell. The Magaziner-Maxwell report: the seed of a curricular revolution at Brown. Providence, R.I.: Open Jar Foundation, 2011. Print.

Delbanco, Andrew. College: what it was, is, and should be. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2012. Print.

Education Policy

Bowen, William G., and Martin A. Kurzweil. Equity and excellence in American higher education. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2005. Print.

Karabel, Jerome. The chosen: the hidden history of admission and exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. Print.

Kahlenberg, Richard D., ed. 2010. Rewarding Strivers: Helping Low-Income Students Succeed in College. New York: Century Foundation Press.

Kahlenberg, Richard D. 2008. Left Behind: Unequal Opportunity in Higher Education. New York, N.Y.: Century Foundation.

Kahlenberg, Richard D. 2004. America’s Untapped Resource: Low-Income Students in Higher Education. Century Foundation Press.