This collection contains materials on the topic of homelessness from the DIVerse Families bibliography.
DIVerse Families is a comprehensive bibliography that demonstrates the growing diversity of families in the United States. This type of bibliography provides teachers, librarians, counselors, adoption agencies, children/young adults, and especially parents and grandparents needing to empower their children with materials that reflect their families.
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A story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.
Sungju Lee and Susan McClelland
The memoir of a boy named Sungju who grew up in North Korea and, at the age of twelve, was forced to live on the streets and fend for himself after his parents disappeared. Finally, after years of being homeless and living with a gang, Sungju is reunited with his maternal grandparents and, eventually, his father.
Laura Rose Wagner
In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Nadine goes to live with her father in Miami while her cousin Magdalie, raised as her sister, remains behind in a refugee camp, dreaming of joining Nadine but wondering if she must accept that her life and future are in Port-au-Prince.
Home: A Collaboration of Thirty Distinguised Authors and Illustrators of Children's Books to Aid the Homeless
Michael J. Rosen and Franz Brandenberg
Thirteen authors and seventeen illustrators celebrate the places and things that make up the home, in support of Share Our Strength's (SOS) fight against homelessness.
Discusses homelessness in the United States, including a brief history, the effects of the recent economic recession on the homelessness rates in the nation, and what can be done to end homelessness.
Set in Depression Era Virginia, this is the story of orphaned Amelia and her struggle to keep her siblings together.
Pablo and his sister spend every day at "Treasure Mountain," the local dump. There, they rummage through the mounds of garbage looking for items that their mother can sell in order to provide food for the family. Occasionally, they find a "real" treasure like some still-edible food, or a picture book, which Pablo delights in, even though he can't read. The work is exhausting, and sometimes not very lucrative, but the worst thing they have to contend with is Filthy-Face, a brutish bully who steals the finds of all the children. But one day, Pablo discovers a real treasure. Will he be able to keep it from falling into the hands of Filthy-Face?
Brenda Reeves Sturgis
A little girl and her parents have lost their home and must live in a homeless shelter. Even worse, due to a common shelter policy, her dad must live in a men's shelter, separated from her and her mom. Despite these circumstances, the family still finds time to be together. They meet at the park to play hide-and-seek, slide on slides, and pet puppies. While the young girl wishes for better days when her family is together again under a roof of their very own, she continues to remind herself that they're still a family even in times of separation.
Gail B. Stewart
Presents first-person accounts of individuals and families who are living as homeless persons in America's cities.
Anne C. Bromley
Rafael is angry that a new student is stealing lunches, but he takes time to learn what the real problem is before acting.