Children’s Literary Classics
Monday July 4th, 2011
Ivy, Homeless in San Francisco,
is a delightful book with an important message. Following her
mother’s death, young Ivy and her father are evicted from their home in
San Francisco. Ivy does her best to keep her homelessness a secret to
most of her friends at school; yet, her secret is not easily kept.
Ivy and her father, Poppy, encounter many wonderful and caring people
as they struggle to survive. But they also encounter many people who
make inaccurate assumptions about them, often causing them great harm
in their quest to rise from the desperation of their current
situation. Often witty, occasionally heart-wrenching, this book offers
insight into the lives of those who must endure living in shelters and
on the streets.
Summer Brenner’s account of a homeless girl and her father living on the streets is both revealing and heartwarming.