List of Books That Shaped Work in America Honors Terkel, Friedan, and I'm a Frog!

“Literary” isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you picture the U.S. Department of Labor. (“Bureaucratic,” maybe.) Today, though, to celebrate its centennial year, the agency issued a thought-provoking list of 92 books that have some kind of connection to labor. That’s the only thing that connects the books, because otherwise they’re all over the map. The titles range from Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi and The Devil Wears Prada to Richard Scarry’s Busy, Busy Town.

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