Seventeen-year-old queer adoptee Manny, now homeless, sets out to find his sister Elena, who is still enmeshed in Christ's Dominion, the community that abandoned him, but the journey is fraught with danger, as he is forced to confront the religious trauma from his past.
"[This book] explores the realities of people living with inadequate resources [and] addresses mental illness, homelessness and refugee status as they are connected to this issue ... [Includes a] section on how kids can help empowers readers to take what they have learned and use it to make a difference"--Amazon.com.
Set in 1932, this is the story of two misfits with no place to call home, who build a relationship during a train hopping journey from the cold heartbreak of their eastern homes toward the sunny promise of California
Pearl Plankette ran away from her abusive father, but has nowhere to go until she stumbles upon a disguise that gives her the key to a new identity. Reborn as a boy named Soupy, she hitches her star to Remy "Ramshackle" Renault, a...
Whether it's due to divorce, job loss, natural disaster, or some other catastrophe, sometimes families find that they have nowhere to live. Meeting basic needs can be a struggle, especially for kids who still need to attend school. This book looks at the problem of homelessness: not only the challenges but also how families can meet and rise above them.
"What is a family?" What used to seem like a simple question has grown ever more complex. ...
Becoming homeless happens-but how does it feel when it happens to you?
Being homeless is a devastating and life-changing experience that happens to thousands of young people every year. Discover what it is like to be made homeless through the heartfelt stories of survivors. Learn how it "happened to them," read their journeys out of homelessness, and find out more about what causes people to become homeless in this open, sensitive, and informative...
When twelve-year-old Raymond and his pup Rosie are abandoned by his family, he uses his wilderness skills to survive in the woods, but as winter comes, he realizes his wits are not enough, and that perhaps it is time he starts trusting others with his secret.
In the fall of 1925, fourteen-year-old Ida enters a small-town high school after years of attending a rural one-room schoolhouse, but the enthusiasm she and her new friends have for the modern world and modern ways pits them against the school's old-fashioned principal.