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No house to call my home : love, family, and other transgressions

Author: Ryan Berg
Publisher: New York, NY : Nation Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Underemployed and directionless, Ryan Berg took a job in a group home for disowned and homeless LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) teenagers. His job was to help these teens discover their self worth, get them back on their feet, earn high school degrees, and find jobs. But he had no idea how difficult it would be, and the complexities that were involved with coaxing them away from
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: Ryan Berg
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan Berg
ISBN: 9781568585093 1568585098 9781568585680 1568585683
OCLC Number: 900624291
Awards: Commended for Minnesota Book Award (Nonfiction) 2016
Description: xx, 294 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Lady fingers --
The 401. A member of the family --
Drastic escapes --
Tick tick boom --
The color of leaves --
Keap Street. No after-school special --
Things families do --
Fire starter --
Disappear --
Aftercare. Going home.
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A deep and intimate look at the lives of LGBTQ youth in foster care, vividly chronicling their struggles, fears and hardships, and revealing the force that allows them to carry on: the irrepressible  Read more...

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"In No House to Call My Home Berg has given us an antidote to the numbness that comes with reading the statistics on homeless queer youth in America. He's given us their stories. In harrowing, vivid Read more...

 
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