🎧 Sounds From the Street
Christie Jones on Her Children’s Book About Homelessness
Working as an educator and counselor in Stafford, VA, Christie Jones has come into contact with a lot of children experiencing homelessness. She decided to write Are We Home Yet?, her first book, to shine a light on the issue. Max, the main character, gives homeless children a chance to see themselves represented in a book while allowing non-homeless kids a chance to better understand what life may look like for someone who doesn’t have a traditional home or childhood. Jones hopes the book will help bring the epidemic of child homelessness out of the shadows by giving voice to those who inhabit a world that is too often stigmatized, or worse, ignored.
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Adam Kampe is an audio and video producer at the National Endowment for the Arts. He’s passionate about using his multimedia skills to shine a light on the important stories of Street Sense vendors and to promote the work of the organization. He loves music, avocados, podcasts, and sunshine.