Issues, Concerns, Questions

All That I Can Fix

In Makersville, Indiana, people know all about fifteen-year-old Ronney--he's from that mixed-race family with the dad who tried to kill himself, the pill-popping mom, and the genius kid sister. Can Ronney figure out a way to hold it together as all his worlds fall apart?

All That I Can Fix

Crystal Chan
(Young Adult Fiction – Y Chan)

In Makersville, Indiana, people know all about fifteen-year-old Ronney--he's from that mixed-race family with the dad who tried to kill himself, the pill-popping mom, and the genius kid sister. Can Ronney figure out a way to hold it together as all his worlds fall apart?

Anxiety and Mental health

Smack

After running away from their troubled homes, two English teenagers move in with a group of squatters in the port city of Bristol and try to find ways to support their growing addiction to heroin.

Smack

Melvin Burgess
(Young Adult - Y Burgess)

After running away from their troubled homes, two English teenagers move in with a group of squatters in the port city of Bristol and try to find ways to support their growing addiction to heroin.

Youth Homelessness

Smoke

After the death of her abusive father and loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn runs away, desperately seeking peace, as her younger sister, a sophomore in high school, also tries to put the pieces of her life back together.

Smoke

Ellen Hopkins
(Young Adult - Y Hopkins)

After the death of her abusive father and loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn runs away, desperately seeking peace, as her younger sister, a sophomore in high school, also tries to put the pieces of her life back together.

Youth Homelessness

Money Boy

Young immigrant Ray Liu is struggling to adjust to North American life. When his father discovers Ray has been cruising gay websites, the teen is kicked out of the family home. He heads to downtown Toronto, where the harsh reality of street life hits him.

Money Boy

Paul Yee
(Young Adult - Y Yee)

Young immigrant Ray Liu is struggling to adjust to North American life. When his father discovers Ray has been cruising gay websites, the teen is kicked out of the family home. He heads to downtown Toronto, where the harsh reality of street life hits him.

Youth Homelessness

Don't Breathe a Word

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.

Don't Breathe a Word

Holly Cupala
(Young Adult - Y Cupala)

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.

Youth Homelessness

Sorta Like a Rockstar

Although seventeen-year-old Amber Appleton is homeless, living in a school bus with her unfit mother, she is a relentless optimist who visits the elderly at a nursing home, teaches English to Korean Catholic women with the use of rhythm and blues music, and befriends a solitary Vietnam veteran and his dog, but eventually she experiences one burden more than she can bear and slips into a deep depression.

Sorta Like a Rockstar

Matthew Quick
(Young Adult - Y Quick)

Although seventeen-year-old Amber Appleton is homeless, living in a school bus with her unfit mother, she is a relentless optimist who visits the elderly at a nursing home, teaches English to Korean Catholic women with the use of rhythm and blues music, and befriends a solitary Vietnam veteran and his dog, but eventually she experiences one burden more than she can bear and slips into a deep depression.

Youth Homelessness

Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them

The touching and revealing first-person account of the remarkable work of Dr. Randy Christensen. Trained as a pediatrician, he works not in a typical hospital setting but, rather, in a 38-foot Winnebago that has been refitted as a doctor's office on wheels. His patients are homeless adolescents and children living on the outskirts of Phoenix.

Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them

Dr. Randy Christensen
(Adult Nonfiction - 362.7 Chr)

The touching and revealing first-person account of the remarkable work of Dr. Randy Christensen. Trained as a pediatrician, he works not in a typical hospital setting but, rather, in a 38-foot Winnebago that has been refitted as a doctor's office on wheels. His patients are homeless adolescents and children living on the outskirts of Phoenix.

Youth Homelessness

Killing Time in Crystal City

Seventeen-year-old Kevin tries to reinvent himself when he runs away from home and the father he hates, but living with a mysterious uncle and befriending two homeless girls just adds more complications.

Killing Time in Crystal City

Chris Lynch
(Young Adult - Y Lynch)

Seventeen-year-old Kevin tries to reinvent himself when he runs away from home and the father he hates, but living with a mysterious uncle and befriending two homeless girls just adds more complications.

Youth Homelessness

The Hidden Story of Homelessness

This book covers topics on homelessness, including: The truth about homelessness -- Nowhere to go -- Homeless teenagers -- Surviving homelessness -- Getting off the streets -- Society and homelessness -- Homelessness: the truth.

The Hidden Story of Homelessness

Karen Kenney
(Adult Nonfiction - 362.592 Ken)

This book covers topics on homelessness, including: The truth about homelessness -- Nowhere to go -- Homeless teenagers -- Surviving homelessness -- Getting off the streets -- Society and homelessness -- Homelessness: the truth.

Youth Homelessness

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