Books about homeless teens

Also known as Harper
by Ann Haywood Leal (9-12)
Double Life of Zoe Flynn by Janet Carey (ages 9-12)The Blue Mirror by Kathe Koja (YA)
Living at the Edge of the World: a Teenager’s Survival in the Tunnels of Grand Central Station- Tina S. & Jamie Bolnick
Sketches by Eric Walters (YA)Theories of Relativity by Barbara Haworth-Attard (YA)Can’t Get There From Here by Todd Strasser (YA)Ten Mile River by Paul Griffin (YA)
Jessica Blank's ALMOST HOME, about homeless street kids in Los Angeles. Contemporary. (YA)
How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor. (9-12) A young girl, her little brother and her mother are living in their car after the father left them. The girl comes up with an idea of stealing a dog for the reward money so they can get a home. Great little ethics discussion in that book.

Keesha's House by Helen Frost (YA) Seven teens facing such problems as pregnancy, closeted homosexuality, and abuse each describe in poetic forms what caused them to leave home and where they found home again.
Tyrell by Booth Coe (YA)
Slake’s Limbo Felice Holman (YA)


from YALSA-BK 11/10/2009