If you see them : young, unhoused, and alone in America

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New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2024].
First edition.
9781954118492 : (hardcover), 195411849X : (hardcover)
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337 pages ; 24 cm


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New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2024].
First edition.
9781954118492 : (hardcover), 195411849X : (hardcover)


Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-337).
"An exploration of the crisis of homeless youth--told through the stories of a woman on the frontlines and the kids themselves."--
"They hide in plain sight. They survive on school breakfasts and lunches, join sports teams in order to shower, sleep on friends' couches, in parks, or on the streets. Their official designation is "unaccompanied homeless youth" -- they are not "runaways" breaking free from strict parenting; these are kids seeking safety. They have escaped abusive parents, been abandoned, or never had a home to begin with. When Vicki Sokolik's son brought home a classmate who was living on her own and about to drop out of school to work a minimum wage job, Vicki stepped in to help. Soon she was introduced to other kids who lacked adult supervision, support, and the means to survive and thrive. As she learned more about the invisible population of young people navigating life alone, she discovered the countless ways they are overlooked and impeded by the system. She founded a nonprofit and worked to change legislation in her home state of Florida to give these kids agency over their lives. Listening to the kids opened her up and changed her; and in turn, her unwavering belief in them transformed their ideas of what was possible. If You See Them wakes us up to the issue of youth homelessness in America through Sokolik's own story of advocacy and through the voices of the kids themselves. Her grassroots action demonstrates the world-shifting power of compassion, acceptance, belonging, and self-determination, and the capacity each of us has to change our communities for the better." --

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sokolik, V. (2024). If you see them: young, unhoused, and alone in America (First edition.). Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sokolik, Vicki. 2024. If You See Them: Young, Unhoused, and Alone in America. Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sokolik, Vicki. If You See Them: Young, Unhoused, and Alone in America Spiegel & Grau, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sokolik, Vicki. If You See Them: Young, Unhoused, and Alone in America First edition., Spiegel & Grau, 2024.

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