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Book Review: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

Bibliographic Info

  • Title: LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET
  • Author: Matt de la Peña
  • Illustrator: Christian Robinson
  • Format: picture book
  • Price: hardcover, $16.99 U.S.
  • Age range: 3-6…
  • 545 more words
Picture Books

'The bite of the cold'

A local nonprofit in Fort Walton Beach wants to build a homeless shelter in the local area to help the growing homeless population. To raise money and awareness, about 20 people (both from the nonprofit and willing participants) paid money to sleep outside (blankets and luxuries such as sleeping in your car cost extra) with a slab of cardboard to call their bed. 101 more words

Human Interest

Homelessness Insights and Innovations in Seattle

by Kayla O’Neill

Introduction

In November 2015, Seattle, Washington and the surrounding county declared a “state of emergency” over homelessness in hopes of drawing attention and allocating more funds toward escalating the growing social issue. 1,066 more words

2015

Lunch at Kennedy House

By Rachel Lee
Staff Writer

Single-file lines: Teachers can never get children to stand in them patiently, and it doesn’t work for adults, either. However, as I rounded the corner from Pearl Street onto Spruce Street in Reading, Pa., I saw the closest thing to a single-file line that I had seen in a long time. 602 more words

Homelessness

Community Meal, With a Side of Dignity

Pinpointing the first example of meals prepared and distributed to the needy proves an impossible task, as societies through the ages have recognized a moral obligation to feed those of it’s citizens who were hungry.  649 more words

Food Insecurity

the kitchen on pine street


“What goes on in there?” George asked Rob as they passed the slovenly neighborhood hovel.

His friend explained, “That’s the only hangout many of the homeless in our county have.” 92 more words

Friday Fictioneers

Justine's Community Service

Justine cared deeply about the homeless, abused women and the mentally ill. She did one high school Co-op placement in a drop in centre for people who live on the street and another in a shelter for abused women. 185 more words

Justine Brooks