Is the American Dream an idea of the past?

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Harvard Professor Robert D. Putnam says the American Dream doesn't exist for some American kids because of a widening economic gap between rich and poor families in the country. 

The research is part of his book, "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis," and it's the topic of a new discussion series coming to Davenport Public Library. 

The first of four discussions on the topic happens Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the library's Fairmount Street branch. 

Free copies of the book will also be available at all Davenport Public Library locations while supplies last.

You can find out  more about the discussion series by clicking here.


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