Criminal of Poverty Growing up Homeless in America

ISBN-10: 1931404070

ISBN-13: 9781931404075

Edition: 2006

Authors: Lisa Gray-Garcia

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Eleven-year-old Lisa becomes her mother's primary support when they face the prospect of homelessness. As Dee, a single mother, struggles with the demons of her own childhood of neglect and abuse, Lisa has to quickly assume the roles of an adult in an attempt to keep some stability in their lives. "Dee and Tiny" ultimately become underground celebrities in San Francisco, squatting in storefronts and performing the "art of homelessness." Their story, filled with black humor and incisive analysis, illuminates the roots of poverty, the criminalization of poor families, and their struggle for survival. Lisa Gray-Garcia is a journalist, poet, and community activist.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: City Lights Foundation
Publication date: 11/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 287
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Lisa Gray-Garcia, , is a journalist, poet and community activist. She is the founder of POOR magazine and the PoorNewsNetwork (PNN), a monthly radio broadcast and an online news service focused on issues of poverty and racism.

The end of innocence
Origin stories : grandmother
Origin stories : mother
Origin stories : mom & dad
Origin stories : a very young tiny
On our own
The valley
Estados Unidos
Venice beach
The art of survival
Seven days and seven nights
The hustle
The "apartment"
Pacific Gas & Electric
Three-day notice
One court date away from homelessness
Incarceration - poverty criminal
The storefront
Art as life as art
Go directly to jail
The first intervention
The second intervention
A healthy mouth is a wealthy mouth
The third intervention
My sister
POOR is born
One year later
Hard realities
POOR practices
Youth at POOR
Welfare deform
POOR takes off
Media resistance
Life in the face of death
Dee's last campaign
Mama Dee's road trip
A message from my mama
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