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Streetwise Revisited: Home is Where My Heart Is - Homelessness Written, Voiced and Seen

 

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The Memory Palace

The Memory Palace
Bartók, Mira

A gorgeous memoir about the 17 year estrangement of the author and her homeless schizophrenic mother, and their reunion.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Lady in the Van: And Other Stories

The Lady in the Van: And Other Stories
Bennett, Alan

The humorous and moving tale of Miss Shepherd, an eccentric old lady who, by a bizarre series of twists and turns, lived in the author's garden for many years.


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Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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Home and Away: One Writer's Inspiring Experience at the Homeless World Cup

Home and Away: One Writer's Inspiring Experience at the Homeless World Cup
Bidini, Dave


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life

A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life
Bowen, James

When London street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change.


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Holds: 2 on 14 copies

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George the Dog, John the Artist: A Rescue Story

George the Dog, John the Artist: A Rescue Story
Dolan, John


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Driven: From Homeless to Champion, My Journeys on and Off Lambeau Field

Driven: From Homeless to Champion, My Journeys on and Off Lambeau Field
Driver, Donald

"The legendary NFL receiver, all-time receptions and yards leader for the Green Bay Packers, and Dancing with the Stars champion looks back on his life and career. Now, in his memoir, Driver recalls what it was like to go from living in a U-Haul trailer with his mom on the streets of Houston to earning a spot on the Packers roster and becoming one of Brett Favre's favorite targets on the way to football stardom. He takes you inside the locker room with legends such as Favre and Reggie White, and recalls his more recent roles as a veteran leader for stars like Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings during the 2010 Super Bowl season and as a Dancing with the Stars winner. A seventh-round draft pick in 1999, Donald Driver was given little chance of making the Packers roster, much less of becoming a 1,000-yard receiver, a beloved icon for one of the NFL's most storied franchises, and a Super Bowl champion. But in a life of adversity, Driver has overcome obstacle after obstacle and has become one of the most popular players in the NFL"--


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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Street Child: A Memoir

Street Child: A Memoir
Early, Justin Reed

" ... [T]he shocking and inspiring memoir of a young boy who escapes his increasingly dysfunctional and violent home. Remanded into state custody at ten years old, he embarks on a journey through the foster care system only finding safety and solace from unlikely heroes on the seedy downtown streets of Seattle and San Francisco--where children are victims and then victims termed criminals ..."--Page 4 of cover.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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Catching Homelessness: A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net

Catching Homelessness: A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net
Ensign, Josephine


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 12 copies

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Travels With Lizbeth: Three Years on the Road and on the Streets

Travels With Lizbeth: Three Years on the Road and on the Streets
Eighner, Lars


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Holds: 21 on 5 copies

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Hobos to Street People: Artists' Responses to Homelessness From the New Deal to the Present

Hobos to Street People: Artists' Responses to Homelessness From the New Deal to the Present
Hazelwood, Art

The book is based on the touring exhibition of the same name that first opened in early 2009. A wide range of artists have brought attention to the issue, including historical figures such as Rockwell Kent, Fritz Eichenberg, Jacob Burck, Dorothea Lange and contemporary artists Kiki Smith, Sandow Birk, Eric Drooker and many more. The text, written by artist and curator Art Hazelwood, places the artwork within the history of social and political responses from the New Deal, through McCarthyism, to the rise of modern homelessness in the 1980s. Sections of the book focus on different aspects of homelessness including day to day life, displacement, rural poverty and political struggle. Emphasis is also given to the means by which artists have been able to get their message out whether through publications, government programs of the New Deal, street posters, exhibitions, or alliances with activist groups. --publisher's description.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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