Kids Without Homes

Kids Without Homes

by Joan J. Johnson
     
 

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Examines homelessness in today's society as it affects our nation's youth, their education, upbringing, opportunities for employment, enmeshment with crime, and prospects for ameliorating their situation.

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Examines homelessness in today's society as it affects our nation's youth, their education, upbringing, opportunities for employment, enmeshment with crime, and prospects for ameliorating their situation.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7-12-- Staggering statistics document the numbers of homeless individuals forced to endure this lifestyle because of poverty and, in the case of runaways, child abuse. Johnson details how children growing up as part of the homeless population rarely attend school on a regular basis since they lack the proof of residence necessary for enrollment; those who do attend perform poorly because of stress, hunger, and sleeplessness. Chronicling the causes and consequences of homelessness, the author presents both long- and short-term ameliorative goals, but recognizes that there is no viable solution in sight before the end of the 20th century. This exhaustive, grim report is recommended for secondary school libraries and young adult collections in public libraries. --Nancy E. Curran, Decatur Public Schools, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531110645
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Series:
Non-Fiction Ser.
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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