#favoriteschoolread #riotgrams we were allowed to pick a book one year in school 6th ? 7th ? grade . I chose this . It radicalized me.Plight of the immigrant working class , unsanitary conditions , unbearable hours , unsanitary food. Teddy Roosevelt enacted food safety laws because of this book. A book can make a difference in so many ways. Skeptic for life ,that‘s me.Thanks ,Upton Sinclair, muckraker extraordinaire.