Books The Best Books About Homelessness  

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List of best books about homelessness, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on homelessness are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about being homeless. If you're looking for a list of top books on homelessness then you're in the right place.

Books here include everything from Lyddie to The Railway Children. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about Homelessness?" after checking out this list.

This greatest homelessness book list contains various bits of information, such as the author's names and what genre the books fall under. Most of these homelessness books can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.

Monica Hughes, Cynthia Voigt, and Paula Fox have all written books about Homelessness.

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Tell them who I am is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Elliot Liebow

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Switch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Kevin McColley

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Songs from the alley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Kathleen Hirsch

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Stuart: A Life Backwards is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Alexander Masters Stuart: A Life Backwards is a biography by Alexander Masters of his friend Stuart Shorter, formerly, at various times, a prisoner and a career criminal. It explores how a young boy, somewhat ...more

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Rights in the Home is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Emma Haughton

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The Runaways is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Kristin Butcher

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Down and Out in Paris and Lond... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
George Orwell Down and Out in Paris and London is the first full-length work by the English author George Orwell, published in 1933. It is a memoir in two parts on the theme of poverty in the two cities. The ...more

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Beggars of Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Jim Tully

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Silver Threads is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Marsha Skrypuch

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Dark End of Dream Street is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Lesley Choyce

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Amber was Brave, Essie was Sma... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Vera Williams Amber was Brave, Essie was Smart is a book by Vera Williams.

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Good Enough To Eat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Brock Cole

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Lyddie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Katherine Paterson Lyddie is a 1991 novel by Katherine Paterson. Set in the 19th century, this is a story of determination and personal growth. When thirteen-year-old Lyddie and her younger brother are hired out ...more

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The Little Match Girl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Hans Christian Andersen The Little Match Girl is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The story is about a dying child's dreams and hope, and was first published in 1845. It has been adapted ...more

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The little match girl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Jerry Pinkney

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The bamboo flute is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Garry Disher

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Rachel and Her Children is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Jonathan Kozol

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The People of the Abyss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Jack London The People of the Abyss is a book by Jack London about life in the East End of London in 1902. He wrote this first-hand account by living in the East End for several months, sometimes staying in ...more

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The Simple Gift is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Steven Herrick

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True Believer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Virginia Euwer Wolff True Believer is a book written by Virginia Euwer Wolff.

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Travels with Lizbeth: Three Ye... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Lars Eighner Travels with Lizbeth: Three Years on the Road and on the Streets is a book written by Lars Eighner.

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Monkey island is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Paula Fox Monkey Island is a 1991 novel by Paula Fox.

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Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Cynthia Voigt Homecoming is a young adult novel by American children's author Cynthia Voigt. It is the first of seven novels in the Tillerman Cycle. It was adapted into a for-TV film.

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A Lion to Guard Us is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Clyde Robert Bulla

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Song of the trees is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Mildred D. Taylor Song of the Trees is a 1975 novella by author Mildred Taylor. It was the first of her highly acclaimed series of books about the Logan family. The novella follows the time Mr. Anderson tried to ...more

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Just Juice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Karen Hesse

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Rodzina is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Karen Cushman

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The King of Dragons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Carol Fenner

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Homeless Bird is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Gloria Whelan Homeless Bird is a book written by Gloria Whelan.

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Five little Peppers and how th... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness

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The mediaeval Islamic underwor... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Clifford Edmund Bosworth

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The Displaced of Capital is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness

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UN Punado De Semillas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Monica Hughes

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Falling through the Cracks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness

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The Railway Children is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
E. Nesbit The Railway Children is a children's book by Edith Nesbit, originally serialised in The London Magazine during 1905 and first published in book form in 1906. It has been adapted for the screen ...more

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Street Love is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Walter Dean Myers