During her first night at a women’s shelter, a young girl struggles to accept her new situation. But with her mom’s help, she uses her imagination to transform her surroundings, overcome her unease and adjust to this new place. Written by an author who has served children experiencing homelessness, and carefully reviewed by additional experts, A Place to Stay: A Shelter Story educates readers about homelessness and shelters. Told in first person with a realistically child-like voice, this simple, touching story and its relatable main character’s common childhood struggle — staying in a new place — offers children a tangible way to empathize with those who experience homelessness. Includes factual endnotes detailing various reasons people experience homelessness and resources available to help.
32 pages, paperback format
Dimensions: 10.75 x 8.5 inches
Written by Erin Gunti and Illustrated by Estelí Meza
For ages 5 -9
Book printed using recycled paper & vegetable-based ink.