Understanding Homelessness

One Book at a Time

Featured Book: How to Steal a Dog, by Barbara O'Connor

Georgina can't sit around and wait for her mom to earn enough money so they can buy a house. She is embarrassed to be living in her car with her mom and brother. Kids at school are starting to figure it out. When she sees a reward sign for a lost dog, she decides that all she has to do is find a dog, steal it, return it to the owner and collect reward money. When the owner of the dog she stole doesn't have enough money to offer a reward, Georgina and her brother have a tough choice to make and they learn some hard lessons along the way.
How to Steal a Dog Trailer

Other Books Dealing with Homelessness

Picture Books

December, by Eve Bunting

Fly Away Home, by Eve Bunting

I Am a Bear, by Jean-Francois Dumont

Chapter Books

Almost Home, by Joan Bauer

Crenshaw, by Katherine Applegate (2016-2017 Bluebonnet Book)

Paper Things, by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Homelessness Facts & Statistics

Videos & Stories

Sesame Street Video: Hope Against Hunger

Inspired to help?

Here are Some Resources for you and your family

Generation No Kid Hungry

Pennies of Time: Kids Helping Fight Homelessness


Applegate, K. (2015). Crenshaw [Digital image]. Retrieved March 22, 2016, from http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ffwVD0FeL._SX339_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

Dumont, J. (2015). I am a bear [Digital image]. Retrieved March 22, 2016, from http://www.eerdmans.com/Handlers/ResizeImageHandler.ashx?ImageUrl=%7e%2fContent%2fSite146%2fProductImages%2f9780802854476.jpg&Width=165

Folini, F. (2006). Homeless group [Digital image]. Retrieved March 22, 2016, from https://flic.kr/p/oGTUn

Grazio, W. S. (2014). Mobile home [Digital image]. Retrieved March 22, 2016, from https://flic.kr/p/rn4M7A

Shaffer, T. (2007). Anything helps [Digital image]. Retrieved March 22, 2016, from https://flic.kr/p/34iANz