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10 books about homelessness

Pick up one of these featured titles on homelessness in May 2021.

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There are hundreds of books published on homelessness. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

Lulu and the Hunger Monster ™ by Erik Talkin

Category: Values

This book was published last year by Free Spirit Publishing and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Category: Income Inequality

This book was published 4 years ago by Crown and takes approximately 14.9 hours to read.

Fighting the Good Fight on Hunger and Homelessness: Life Stories and Meeting Inspiring People cover

119 pages

$7.99

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Fighting the Good Fight on Hunger and Homelessness: Life Stories and Meeting Inspiring People by Paul Venti

Category: Social Activists

This book was published this year by and takes approximately 4.0 hours to read.

Journeys out of Homelessness: The Voices of Lived Experience by Jamie Rife

Category: Poverty

This book was published 2 years ago by Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc. and takes approximately 6.8 hours to read.

Still a Family: A Story about Homelessness by Brenda Reeves Sturgis

Category: Family Life

This book was published 4 years ago by Albert Whitman & Company and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.

Simon B. Rhymin' by Dwayne Reed

Category: Fiction

This book was published this year by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.

You Ought to Do a Story About Me: Addiction, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Endless Quest for Redemption by Ted Jackson

Category: Memoirs

This book was published last year by Dey Street Books and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.

Answers Behind The RED DOOR: Battling the Homeless Epidemic by Michele Steeb

Category: Poverty

This book was published last year by MissionPoint Partners LLC and takes approximately 7.6 hours to read.

If You Come to Earth by Sophie Blackall

Category: Environment

This book was published last year by Chronicle Books and takes approximately 2.7 hours to read.

Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty by Mark Robert Rank

Category: Poverty

This book was published this year by Oxford University Press and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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