Want to explore the themes in Evicted? Here are other things in our collection that may help.
On our street : our first talk about poverty
Illustrations, photos and straightforward text combine in a gentle introduction to the issues of homelessness and poverty that explores the factors that impact people living with inadequate resources in today's world, sharing insights from individuals and such organizations as UNICEF while counseling readers on simple ways they can help make a difference.
Where I live
Linden Rose has a big secret, she is homeless and living in the halls of her small-town high school. Her position as school blog editor, her best friends, Ham and Seung, and the promise of a future far away are what keep Linden under the radar and moving forward. But when cool-girl Bea comes to school with a bloody lip, the damage hits too close to home. Linden begins looking at Bea's life, and soon her investigation prompts people to pay more attention. And attention is the last thing she needs.
Living with her father in an enormous nature preserve in Portland, Oregon, thirteen-year-old Caroline only merges with the civilized world once a week, when they venture into the city to buy groceries and attend church, but an encounter with a backcountry jogger derails their entire existence.
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The big burn : Teddy Roosevelt and the fire that saved America - 2011
Narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire of August, 1910, and Teddy Roosevelt's pioneering conservation efforts that helped turn public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of theforest service with consequences felt in the fires of today.
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks - 2012
Skloot, Rebecca, 1972-
Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization and gene mapping. Includes reading-group guide. Reprint. A best-selling book.
The leisure seeker - 2013
John and Ella Robina, a couple married 50+ years--she has stopped her cancer treatments, he has Alzheimer's-- kidnap themselves from the adult children and the doctors who seem to run their lives, and steal off on a forbidden vacation determined to prove that, when it comes to life, you can go back for seconds and sneak a little extra time.
The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics - 2014
Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of such contributors as their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower. By the author of <IT>Under a Flaming Sky<RO>.
The revised fundamentals of caregiving : a novel - 2015
After losing virtually everything meaningful in his life, Benjamin trains to be a caregiver, but his first client, a fiercely independent teen with muscular dystrophy, gives him more than he bargained for and soon the two embark on a road trip to visit the boy's ailing father.
A Sudden Light - 2017
A 14-year-old boy's efforts to save his parents' troubled marriage and uphold his dementia-afflicted grandfather's final wishes are shaped by a ghost who cannot rest until past debts are paid. By the best-selling author of <IT>The Art of Racing in the Rain<RO>. Simultaneous.
The smell of other people's houses - 2018
"Growing up in Alaska in the 1970s isn't like growing up anywhere else: Don't think life is going to be easy. Know your place. And never talk about yourself. Four vivid voices tell intertwining stories of hardship, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation"--