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  1. As a follow-up to the column above, I encourage you to check out the following:

    1)Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope by Kevin Ryan and Tina Kelley. This moving book tells the story of six young people who stayed at Covenant House and were eventually able to find stability and success. See

    2)Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Father Gregory Boyle, a collection of his essays about kinship, redemption and the work of Homeboy Industries. See

    3)Juvenile In Justice by Richard Ross, with essays by Ira Glass and Bart Lubow. This is a collection of 150 images, accompanied by the life stories that young people in custody shared with Ross. The portraits were taken over 5 years of visiting more than 1,000 youth confined in more than 200 juvenile detention institutions in 31 states. See

    –Tamar Birckhead