1) The jungle
IL: UG - BL: 8 - AR Pts: 22
One of twentieth-century America's most politically influential novels, The Jungle is Upton Sinclair's hard-hitting exposé of the meat-packing industry. Journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair was a known muckraker who used his work to expose the horrific underbelly of the American government in the early 1900s. The Jungle is the fictional story of Jurgis Rudkus and his wife, Ona Lukoszaite. The couple immigrated to Chicago from Lithuania in the...