What is Street Child?
Street Child is the shock-inspiring story of a young boy who escapes his increasingly dysfunctional and violent middle class home. Remanded into state custody at ten years old, he embarks on a journey through the foster care system only finding safety from unlikely skid-row heroes on downtown streets of Seattle and San Francisco - where children are victims and victims are considered criminals.
In the 1980's, the number of child runaways on the streets of Seattle was at epidemic proportions. Street Child is a powerful and intimate depiction into these homeless children’s actual lives during their most desperate times of survival.
Author Justin Reed Early cultivates hope while bringing new life to his childhood friends. The children portrayed are real and these stories are authentic.
Street Child is a journey no child should ever have to endure.
What are Readers Saying?
This book deserves to be on the new York times bestseller list. It's better than a lot of books i've read from that list. This book gives follows the story of Justin Reed Early, a boy who was displaced by his father and forced to live on the streets for most of his young life. This book was a chilling roller coaster ride from start to finish, there are no dull moments. The book helps you realize that at the end of the day we are all the same. It's our circumstances which differ. 5 stars!Lee Mayers
I've worked with these youth, including Justin, for 40 plus years. It is accurate and well written. And a powerful story.- Mavis M Bonnar
This is truly a life changing book. There are so many lessons to learn from this book.- Yasmin
About the Author
Justin Reed Early spent much of his childhood in Group Homes, Foster Care and on the streets as a 'Homeless Youth'.
Born in Bellingham, WA and ‘raised’ in Seattle, Justin was a young adult when he was presented an opportunity to change – and was given some tools required to succeed. He continues to advocate solutions for homeless and disadvantaged youth (and adults) and donates his book to various disadvantaged youth and the Programs that serve them.
Justin currently resides in New York City.