Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Haworth-Attard, Barbara.
New York : Henry Holt, 2005
ISBN 0805077901
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What comes to mind when you see a homeless person on the street? Do you give him money? Avoid eye contact? Cross the street to avoid him completely? What assumptions do you make about him?

How do people end up on the streets? And more importantly, how do they get off the streets?

"My fingers search the cardboard container, but I've finished the fries. I squirt ketchup on my fingers and lick it off. I'm never full. I think it was one of the reasons I had to leave, or, rather, my mother kicked me out. Jenna's a runaway, but I'm a throwaway, tossed out, like garbage."  -- These are the words of sixteen-year-old Dylan, a teenager forced to live on the streets.   Dylan is a smart kid, determined to stay clean, away from pimps and drug pushers, but as fall turns to winter, times get tough and Dylan gets desperate.
Theories of Relativity is a gritty, honest novel about life of the streets.   (Rhode Island Teen Book Award nominee 2007-2008)

SUBJECTS:     Boys -- Fiction.
                        Teenagers -- Fiction.
                        Homeless persons -- Fiction.
                        Street life -- Fiction.

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