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Adults : Streetwise Booklist Homelessness in Adult Fiction

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Streetwise Revisited: Homelessness in Adult Fiction

 

Streetwise Revisited: A 30-year Journey Sept. 15 - Nov. 3

 

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The Right & the Real

The Right & the Real
Anthony, Joëlle

Homeless after her father kicks her out for refusing to join a cult, seventeen-year-old Jamie must find a way to survive on her own.


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Out of Reach

Out of Reach
Arcos, Carrie

Accompanied by her brother's friend, Tyler, sixteen-year-old Rachel ventures through San Diego and nearby areas seeking her brother, eighteen-year-old Micah, a methamphetamine addict who ran away from home.


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No Parking at the End Times

No Parking at the End Times
Bliss, Bryan

Abigail's parents, believing the end of the world is near, sell their house, give the money to an end-of-times preacher, and drive from North Carolina to San Francisco where they remain homeless and destitute, as Abigail fights to keep her parents, her twin brother, and herself united against all odds.


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Tyrell

Tyrell
Booth, Coe

Fifteen-year-old Tyrell, who is living in a Bronx homeless shelter with his spaced-out mother and his younger brother, tries to avoid temptation so he does not end up in jail like his father.


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Skylark

Skylark
Cassidy, Sara

Angie lives in an old car with her brother and mother. Homeless after their father left to find work, the family struggles to stay together and live as normally as possible. It is difficult though. Between avoiding the police and finding new places to park each night, it is a constant struggle. When Angie discovers slam poetry, she finds a new way to express herself and find meaning and comfort in a confusing world.


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Don't Breathe A Word

Don't Breathe A Word
Cupala, Holly

Joy Delamere is suffocating from severe asthma, overprotective parents, and an emotionally-abusive boyfriend when she escapes to the streets of nearby Seattle and falls in with a "street family" that teaches her to use a strength she did not know she had.


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Lock and Key

Lock and Key
Dessen, Sarah

When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others.


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Holds: 2 on 3 copies

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Girl in Pieces

Girl in Pieces
Glasgow, Kathleen

As she struggles to recover and survive, seventeen-year-old homeless Charlotte "Charlie" Davis cuts herself to dull the pain of abandonment and abuse.


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Ten Mile River

Ten Mile River
Griffin, Paul

Having escaped from juvenile detention centers and foster care, two teenage boys live on their own in an abandoned shack in a New York City park, making their way by stealing, occasionally working, and trying to keep from being arrested.


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Breakfast With Neruda

Breakfast With Neruda
Moe, Laura

Leaving his chaotic home to live in a 1982 station wagon, teenaged Michael is perfoming mandatory community service when he meets Shelly, girl with a past, who may be special enough to unmask Michael's deepest secrets and reveal his immense heart.


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