Criminal of Poverty a Look at Growing Up Homeless

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‘Criminal of Poverty’ a Look at Growing Up Homeless

News & Notes, February 14, 2007· Author Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia’s life turned upside down at age 11 when her mother lost her job and she had to live on the street. Gray-Garcia talks with Farai Chideya about her life on the streets, which she chronicles in the book Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America.

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Lisa Gray-Garcia is a journalist, poet and community activist. She is the founder of POOR magazine and the PoorNewsNetwork (PNN), a monthly radio broadcast and an online news service focused on issues of poverty and racism.