The Prize by Dale Russakoff, 2015

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Russakoff follows developments in the Newark, New Jersey public school system after Mark Zuckerberg pledges to donate one hundred million dollars, which will be matched by another hundred million from other donors.

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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid, 2013

rich“We are all refugees from our childhoods.”

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A poor unnamed boy in an unnamed country (presumably India, Pakistan, Bangledesh, etc.) rises from abject poverty to wealth and prominence.  This story is narrated by an omniscient narrator, who treats the tale as a model for how one might similarly gain a fortune—it’s a novel in the form of a tongue-in-cheek self-help book.

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