Karina and Matthew talk about the homelessness epidemic, how homelessness affects children, and the need for greater representation of poverty and homelessness in children’s literature. Joining is special guest Alicia D. Williams, author of Genesis Begins Again.
This episode is sponsored by Dough Boys, another #BooksForTheMiddle by Paula Chase and by Book Riot Insiders.
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National Center on Family Homelessness
National Alliance to End Homelessness
National Coalition for the Homeless
BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
The Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena; illustrated by Christian Robinson
Still a Family by Brenda Reeves Sturgis; illustrated by Jo-Shin Lee
A Shelter in Our Car by Monica Gunning; illustrated by Elaine Pedlar
Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
Parked by Danielle Svetcov
The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatramen
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