Collins, Daryl and Jonathan Morduch, Portfolios of the Poor: How the Worlds Poor Live on $2 a Day. Veterans in economics and microfinance scrutinize the finances of the poor in India, Bangladesh and South Africa.
Novogratz, Jacqueline, The Blue Sweater. Captures the authors experience in development and her views and what works to alleviate poverty, particularly for women across the globe. http://www.acumenfund.org/bluesweater/
Ali, Nujood, I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced. Story of Yemeni girl who resists child marriage.