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Kevin Ryan is the President and CEO of Covenant House, the largest the largest charity in the Americas helping exploited, homeless, runaway and trafficked children and youth. Tina Kelley was a staff writer for the New York Times for ten years and belonged to the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for covering the September 11th attacks and now works at Covenant House. In Almost Home, they tell the story of six homeless teenagers from across America who overcame the struggle of life on the streets. All proceeds from the sale of Almost Home go to support Covenant House.
Author Discussion Cory Booker, Newark's mayor, joins authors Tina Kelly, Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer, and Kevin Ryan, president of Covenant House, for a discussion of Almost Home and its stories of six amazing young people who found their way out of homelessness. (afegit de Barnes & Noble)
Kevin Ryan, one of the country's most respected child advocates, is President of Covenant House International, which reaches 56,000 at-risk and street youth in more than twenty cities across six countries. Tina Kelley was a staff writer for the New York Times for ten years and shared in a Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of the September 11 attacks. Ryan and Kelley will discuss and sign their new book Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope ($16.95 Wiley). (jpmoore)… (més)
Thousands of young people walk through the shelter doors of Covenant House each year after facing the trauma of being homeless paired with abuse, assault, and worse. In Almost Home, Kevin Ryan--President and CEO of Covenant House International--offers recommendations to help reduce the flow of young people into shelters, addressing key issues such as aging out of foster care, mental health, trafficking, education, parenthood, and LGBTQ kids.
Location: Street: Left Bank Books - Central West End Additional: 399 N. Euclid Ave. City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63108 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)