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?
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
I'm so touched by this story. Thank you for sharing and teaching us something very valuable. May God continue to bless you.- JUANA MARES-GOLMON
About the Author
Author Justin Reed Early, tells the story of how he survived the arduous streets. We grow with this homeless youth as he relives a harrowing journey into adulthood. Justin introduces us to the characters and dramas of his younger years bringing new life to his street family as many of their lives have been silenced by AIDS, suicide and serial killers (the Green River killer).