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Families and Children

Books:  The Lady in the Box by Ann McGovern
 
Preview the book with your students. Discuss what they think the book is going to be about by looking at the cover and some of the pictures. 

Teachers can use this background information when discussing homeless families and children.

Homeless children who suffer from asthma are returned to overcrowded apartments or placed in roach-infested city shelters that only aggravate their illness, a federal class-action lawsuit has charged. (Sengupta, Somini. "City Is Sued Over Asthma Care For Children in Shelter System," The New York Times,  March 17, 2000).
About 1.35 million children in the United States -- nearly 2 percent of the nation's total -- are likely to become homeless at some point in the course of a year, a new analysis of national census and survey data being presented today has found. (Bernstein, Nina. "Study Documents Homelessness In American Children Each Year," The New York Times, February 1, 2000).
The health of homeless children in New York is a growing concern (Herbert, Bob. " In America; Children in Crisis," The New York Times, June 10, 1999.