DeLissio Book Club: “Kids for Cash” by William Ecenbarger to be discussed Sept. 20

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 16 -- State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., has scheduled her third book club meeting for residents of the 194th Legislative District.

The gathering, limited to 20 participants, is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at DeLissio’s office at 6511 Ridge Ave. in Philadelphia.

The group will discuss “Kids for Cash” by William Ecenbarger.

“This book speaks to the need for better policy for the juvenile justice system, criminal justice reform and the impact that poverty has on our children,” DeLissio said. “Last but not least, it touches on how we elect members of the judiciary.

“The purpose of these book club meetings is to produce a dialogue that can inform me about constituents’ viewpoints on policy. Our first two meetings did exactly that.”

The first two book club meetings this year focused on “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance, and “Educated” by Tara Westover.

Sign-ups, DeLissio said, are on a first-come, first-serve basis, though preference is given to those who were previously on the waiting list.

Those interested can call DeLissio’s office at 215-482-8726, or email her at and provide an address and contact information. Staff will respond accordingly.