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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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The Runaways is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Kristin Butcher
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Switch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Kevin McColley
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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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Just Juice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Karen Hesse
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The Simple Gift is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Steven Herrick
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Rights in the Home is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Emma Haughton
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Down and Out in Paris and Lond... is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Songs from the alley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Kathleen Hirsch
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Silver Threads is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Marsha Skrypuch
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Beggars of Life is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Jim Tully
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Dark End of Dream Street is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Lesley Choyce
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The Little Match Girl is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Jerry Pinkney
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The bamboo flute is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Garry Disher
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Amber was Brave, Essie was Sma... is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Lyddie is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Good Enough To Eat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Brock Cole
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Rachel and Her Children is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Jonathan Kozol
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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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Song of the trees is listed (or ranked) 21 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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A Lion to Guard Us is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Clyde Robert Bulla
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The People of the Abyss is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Rodzina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books About Homelessness
Karen Cushman
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Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 25 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.