Invisible Populations

Raise Awareness - Jessica Browne

"Things Not Seen" - Page 106 - By Andrew Clements

In the text Alicia was talking about how she felt invisible when she first turned blind. Alicia felt that everyone was giving her weird looks and felt uncomfortable around her. She also felt that her parents treated her differently, and she was not their perfect little daughter anymore, now she was just the blind girl, (Clements 106).
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"The Circuit" - Page 71 - By Francisco Jimenez

Towards the end of the story, Panchito was about to go home and tell his parents his great news that he can now learn to play the trumpet, but when he got home everything was packed and they were going to move again. (Jimenez 71). His family never asked about what would be best for Panchito and his education or what he wanted, they just moved without consulting him first.
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"Homeless Children" - Page 2 - By Newsela staff

The director of National Center on Family Homelessness, Carmela DeCandia, says that homelessness in America has reached epidemic proportions, however, the nation has not really prioritized putting a stop to homelessness. (Newsela 2). This shows that, no matter how many families are homeless, the nation still is not paying enough attention to this problem to stop it.

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Citations

  • Clements, Andrew. Things Not Seen. New York: Philomel, 2002. 106. Print.
  • Jiménez, Francisco. The Circuit. New York: Scholastic, 1997. 71. Print.
  • "Child Homelessness at Record High, Report Says, "call to Action" for States." Newsela. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 June 2015.