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Financial Literacy through Economic Narratives (August 2015): Works Cited

By Roark Mulligan


Alger, Horatio.  Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks.  A. K. Loring, 1868.

Anderson, Sherwood.  Poor White.  B. W. Huebsch, 1920.

Ashbaugh, Regan C.  Downtick.  Pocket Books, 1998.

Auster, Paul.  In the Country of Last Things.  Penguin Books, 1988.

Axelrod, Amy.  Pigs Will Be Pigs.  Four Winds Press, 1994.

Bellamy, Edward.  Looking Backward: 2000-1887.  Ticknor and Company, Boston, 1888.

Berenstain, Stan, and Jan Berenstain.  The Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense.  Random House, 2001.

____.  The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money.  Random House, 1983.

Beskow, Elsa.  Pelle’s New Suit.  Floris Books, 1989.

Blume, Judy.  Freckle Juice.  Four Winds Press, 1971.

Brandeis, Louis.  Other People’s Money and How the Bankers Use It.  F. A. Stokes, 1914.

Briggs, Charles Frederick.  The Adventures of Harry Franco: A Tale of Great PanicF. Saunders, 1839.

Brown, Marc.  Arthur’s Pet Business.  Joy Street Books, 1990.

Cahan, Abraham.  The Rise of David Levinsky.  Harper & Brothers, 1917.

Cather, Willa.  My Ántonia.  Houghton Mifflin, 1918.

____.  O Pioneers!  Houghton Mifflin, 1913.

____.  The Song of the Lark.  Houghton Mifflin, 1915.

Collins, Suzanne.  Catching Fire.  Scholastic, 2009.

____.  The Hunger Games.  Scholastic, 2008.

____.  Mockingjay.  Scholastic, 2010.

Cooney, Doug.  The Beloved Dearly.  Simon & Schuster, 2002.

Cooper, James Fennimore.  The Pioneers, or The Sources of the Susquehanna: A Descriptive Tale.  Wiley, 1823.

Dahl, Roald.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Knopf, 1964.

Davis, Rebecca Harding.  Life in the Iron MillsThe Atlantic Monthly, 1861.

DeLillo, Don.  Cosmopolis.  Scribner, 2003.

____.  Underworld.  Scribner, 1997.

DePaola, Tomie.  Charlie Needs a Cloak.  Prentice-Hall, 1973.

____.  Strega Nona’s Harvest.  Putnam, 2009.

Doctorow, E. L.  Ragtime.  Random House, 1975.

Dos Passos, John.  1919.  Harcourt, 1932.

____.  The 42nd Parallel.  Harper, 1930.

____.  The Big Money.  Harcourt, 1936.

Dreiser, Theodore.  An American Tragedy.  Boni & Liveright, 1925.

____.  The Financier.  Harper, 1912.

____.  The Stoic.  Doubleday, 1947.

____.  The Titan.  John Lane, 1914.

Ellis, Bret.  American Psycho.  Vintage Books, 1991.

Erdman, Paul.  The Billion Dollar Sure Thing.  Scribner, 1973.

Faulkner, William.  The Sound and the Fury.  Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott.  The Great Gatsby.  Scribner, 1925.

Frederic, Harold.  The Market-Place.  Frederick Stokes, 1899.

Freedman, Russell.  Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade against Child Labor.  Clarion, 1994.

Frey, Stephen.  Silent Partner.  Ballantine Books, 2003.

Fuller, Henry Blake.  The Cliff-Dwellers: A Novel.  Harper & Bros., 1893.

Galbraith, John Kenneth.  A Tenured Professor.  Houghton Mifflin, 1990.

Garland, Hamlin.  Main-Travelled Roads.  Arena Publishing, 1891.

____.  A Member of the Third House.  D. Appleton, 1897. Bison Books, 1995

____.  A Spoil of Office.  D. Appleton, 1897.

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins.  Herland.  Pantheon Books, 1997.

Hansen, Mark Victor.  The Richest Kids in America: How They Earn It, How They Spend It, How You Can Too.  Hansen House, 2009.

Hays, John.  The Bread-Winners: A Social Study.  Harper and Brothers, 1884.

Herrick, Robert.  Memoirs of an American Citizen.  Macmillan, 1905.

Howells, Williams Dean.  The Rise of Silas Lapham.  Ticknor and Company, 1885.

____.  A Hazard of New FortunesHarper & Bros., 1890.

James, Henry.  The American.  James R. Osgood and Company, 1877.

Jiménez, Francisco.  Breaking Through.  Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

Kiyosaki, Robert T.  Rich Dad, Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets about Money—That You Don’t Learn in School!  Warner Books, 2004.

Korman, Gordon.  Swindle.  Scholastic Press, 2008.

Lee, Eliza Buckminster.  Sketches of a New England Village, in the Last Century.  J. Munroe, 1838.

Lefèvre, Edwin.  Reminiscences of a Stock Operator.  Wiley, 1923.

Lewis, Sinclair.  Babbit.  Harcourt, 1922.

Lewis, Michael.  The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.  W. W. Norton, 2010.

____.  The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.  W. W. Norton,  2006.

____.  Liar’s Poker.  W. W. Norton, 1989.

____.  Money Ball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.  W. W. Norton, 2003.

London, Jack.  The Iron Heel.  Macmillan, 1908.

Lu, Chi Fa, with Becky White.  Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan.  Holiday House, 2001.

Mayer, Mercer.  Little Critter: Just Saving My Money.  Harper Collins, 2010.

McCaughrean, Geraldine.  One Bright Penny.  Viking, 2002.

McCully, Emily Arnold.  The Bobbin Girl.  Dial Books, 1996.

Melville, Herman.  Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street.  Putnam’s Magazine, 1853.

Mills, Lauren.  The Rag Coat.  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 1991.

Myers, Gustavus.  History of the Great American Fortunes. 3v.  C. H. Kerr, 1911.

Norris, Frank.  The Octopus: A Story of California.  Doubleday, 1901.

_____.  The Pit: A Story of Chicago.  Doubleday, 1903.

Parton, Sarah.  Ruth Hall.  Mason Brothers, 1855.

Peck, Richard.  Amanda Miranda.  Viking, 1980.

Phillips, David Graham.  The Cost.  Bobbs-Merrill, 1904.

Rand, Ayn.  Atlas Shrugged.  Random House, 1957.

Rey, H. A.  Curious George Takes a Job.  Houghton Mifflin, 1947.

Roth, Philip.  American Pastoral.  Houghton Mifflin, 1997.

Ryan, Pam Munoz.  Esperanza Rising.  Scholastic, 2000.

Shusterman, Neal.  UnDivided.  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014.

____.  UnSouled.  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013.

____.  UnWholly.  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012.

____.  UnwindSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2007.

Silverstein, Shel.  The Giving Tree.  Harper & Row, 1964.

Sinclair, Upton.  The Jungle.  Doubleday, Jabber & Company, 1906.

____.  The Moneychangers.  B. W. Dodge & Company, 1908.

Smith, Pat, and Lynn Roney.  Wow the Dow!: The Complete Guide to Teaching Your Kids How to Invest in the Stock Market.  Touchstone Books, 2000.

Steinbeck, John.  The Grapes of Wrath.  Viking, 1939.

Tarbell, Ida.  The History of the Standard Oil Company.  McClure, Phillips and Co., 1904.

Twain, Mark.  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  American Publishing Company, 1876.

____.  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.  Charles L. Webster & Co., 1889.

____.  The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, and Other Stories and Essays.  Harper, 1900.

Twain, Mark, and Charles Dudley Warner.  The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today.  American Publishing Company, 1873.

Viorst, Judith.  Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday.  Atheneum, 1978.

Vonnegut, Kurt.  God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.  Delacorte Press, 1965.

Walter, Jess.  The Financial Lives of Poets.  Harper, 2009.

Warner, Anna Bartlett.  Glen Luna: Or, Dollars and Cents.  James Nisbet & Co., 1870.

Wharton, Edith.  The Custom of the Country.  C. Scribner’s Sons, 1913.

____.  The House of Mirth.  C. Scribner’s Sons, 1905.

[Wilder, Laura Ingalls].  Going to Town: Adapted from the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illustrated by Renee Graef.  HarperCollins, 1994.

 Winthrop, Elizabeth.  Counting on Grace.  Wendy Lamb Books, 2006.

Wolfe, Tom.  The Bonfire of the Vanities.  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1987.

____.  A Man in Full.  Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1998.

Worth, Bonnie.  One Cent, Two Cent, Old Cent, New Cent.  Random House, 2008.


American Psycho.  Dir. Mary Harron.  Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Arbitrage.  Dir. Nicholas Jarecki.  Lions Gate Films, 2012.

Barbarians at the Gate.  Dir. Glenn Jordan.  HBO Pictures, 1993.

Blue Jasmine.  Dir. Woody Allen.  Gravier Productions, 2013.

Citizen Kane.  Dir. Orson Welles.  RKO Radio Pictures, 1941.

The Company Men.  Dir. John Wells.  The Weinstein Company, 2010.

Cosmopolis.  Dir. David Cronenberg.  eOne Films, 2012.

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.  Dir. Alex Gibney.  Jigsaw Productions, 2005.

Glengarry Glen Ross.  Dir. James Foley.  GGR, 1992.

Inside Job.  Dir. Charles Ferguson.  Sony Pictures Classics, 2010.

It’s a Wonderful Life.  Dir. Frank Capra.  Liberty Films (II), 1946.

Margin Call.  Dir. J. C. Chandor.  Before the Door Pictures, 2011.

Moyers & Company.  Dir. Bill Moyers.  WNET, 2012-15.

Office Space.  Dir. Mike Judge.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 1999.

Other People’s Money.  Dir. Norman Jewison.  Warner Bros. 1991.

A Place in the Sun.  Dir. George Stevens.  Paramount Pictures, 1951.

Robin Hood.  Dir. Ridley Scott.  Universal Pictures, 2010.

Roger & Me.  Dir. Michael Moore.  Dog Eat Dog Films, 1989.

Rogue Trader.  Dir. James Dearden.  Granada Film Productions, 1999.

The Social Network.  Dir. David Fincher.  Columbia Pictures, 2010.

Trading Places.  Dir. John Landis.  Cinema Group Ventures, 1983.

Wall Street.  Dir. Oliver Stone.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 1987.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.  Dir. Oliver Stone.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 2010.

The Wolf of Wall Street.  Dir. Martin Scorsese.  Paramount Pictures, 2013.

Other Resources

CFPB: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

The Council for Economic Education.


Feed the Pig.

Financial Literacy Education in Libraries: Guidelines and Best Practices for Services.

FINRA: Investor Education Foundation. 


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