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 is a successful professional, Author and Public Speaker who at onetime spent more than half of his life as a homeless person. Born in Bellingham, WA, most of his childhood homeless years were spent in Seattle, San Francisco and NewYork. Justin currently resides in the Bay Area with his dog “Biggy Smallz”. He works in financial services (Private Wealth Management) and advocates solutions for homeless and disadvantaged youth and adults.