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Painted Black

I found a link to this interview on Twitter.  Everything that’s said has proven so true in my experience as well.  I hope I conveyed the reality of homeless youth in my novel Painted Black as well as Kevin Ryan does in his non-fiction book Almost Home.  Click on the Listen link when you get to the page.

A look at youth homelessness across the United States, and why growing numbers of teens are ending up alone on the streets. Diane and guests discuss efforts to provide them shelter — and a future.

Guests – Youth Homelessness Across The Nation

Kevin Ryan, president and CEO of Covenant House International.

“Paulie Smith” former homeless youth profiled in “Almost Home.”

Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J.

via Youth Homelessness Across The Nation | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR.

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