Books Related to the Topic

To learn more about the homeless and ways to help combat this challenge, there are a number of current books that provide a various views of the issue.

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  • Beyond Homelessness: Frames of Reference-- A collection of interviews with nine individuals--including Robert Coles, Robert Jay Lifton, and the late Jerzy Kosinski--each of whom has been involved in investigating and writing about the problems of the homeless (and/or related social phenomena) or in directing organizations (both private and public) which aim toward helping the homeless.

  • Broken Umbrellas

  • Down and Out in America: The Origins of Homelessness-- The most accurate and comprehensive picture of homelessness to date, this study offers a powerful explanation of its causes, proposes short-and long-term solutions, and documents the striking contrasts between the homeless of the 1950s and 1960s and the contemporary population, which is younger and contains more women, children, and blacks.

  • Down on Their Luck: A Study of Homeless Street People

  • Fly Away Home-- A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal trying not to be noticed, is given hope when a trapped bird finally finds his freedom. Full-color illustrations. There is no connection between this book and the recent film of the same name.

  • Home: A Collaboration of Thirty Distinguished Authors and Illustrators of Children's Book to Aid the Homeless-- Thirty of the world's best-loved children's book authors and illustrators have pooled their considerable talents to create a book filled with stories, poems, and pictures about what makes a house a home. Includes the works of Aliki, Marc Simont, Jane Yolen, and others. Proceeds to aid the homeless. Illustrated.

  • The Homeless -- Late in the 1970s, Americans began to notice more people sleeping in public places and wandering the streets. By the late 1980s, the homeless were everywhere -- a grim reminder of America's social and economic troubles. Renowned social analyst Jencks discusses the causes and extent of this problem and what can be done about it. Line illustrations and tables.

  • Kids Without Homes

  • Knowing Where the Fountains Are

  • Middle-Aged, Female and Homeless

  • The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City-- From one reader's comments, "A fascinating account of a neglected social problem. When I first saw this book, I was intrigued by the title. Who, or what, are The Mole People? Upon reading the back cover and inside flaps, I couldn't believe that people actually lived underneath New York City. Jennifer Toth has revealed a startling phenomenon, one that probably very few people know about. She describes her encounters with the New York City Police and the many individuals who live underground. Because this is the first real examination of this problem, the book focuses more on documentation than on solutions. There's nothing wrong with that, because in order to solve a social problem, people need to know that it exists. This book describes apalling living conditions, probably the most desperate conditions conceivable, at least in this country."

  • No Place to Be: Voices of Homeless Children

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Homeless Children and Families in Small Town America

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