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Author Gray-Garcia, Lisa.

Title Criminal of poverty : growing up homeless in America / by Tiny, aka Lisa Gray-Garcia.

Publication Info. San Francisco : City Lights Books, [2006]
2006

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Geneseo PL Stacks - GPLG-7  362.5 GR    AVAILABLE
Description xix, 287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Form Also issued online.
Contents 1. The end of innocence -- 2. Origin stories : grandmother -- 3. Origin stories : mother -- 4. Origin stories : mom & dad -- 5. Origin stories : a very young tiny -- 6. On our own -- 7. The valley -- 8. Mexico -- 9. Adios -- 10. Estados Unidos -- 11. Venice beach -- 12. The art of survival -- 13. 1984 -- 14. Seven days and seven nights -- 15. Berkeley -- 16. The hustle -- 17. The "apartment" -- 18. Pacific Gas & Electric -- 19. Three-day notice -- 20. One court date away from homelessness -- 21. Incarceration -- poverty criminal -- 22. The storefront -- 23. Art as life as art -- 24. Bleak -- 25. Go directly to jail -- 26. The first intervention -- 27. The second intervention.
Summary "Eleven-year-old Lisa becomes her mother's primary support when they face the prospect of homelessness. As Dee, a low-income single mother becomes increasingly disabled by the demons of her own childhood of neglect and abuse, Lisa quickly assumes the role of an adult in an attempt to keep them both alive. At one point in their years-long trajectory of homelessness and serial evictions, "Dee and Tiny" become underground celebrities, squatting in storefronts and performing the "art of homelessness." Ultimately, they go on to become tireless advocates for the empowerment of poor people everywhere.
Their story, filled with black humor and incisive analysis, illuminates the roots of poverty, the criminalization of poor families and their struggle for survival."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Gray-Garcia, Lisa.
Homelessness -- United States.
Poverty -- United States.
Other Form: Online version: Gray-Garcia, Lisa. Criminal of poverty. San Francisco : City Lights Books, c2006 (OCoLC)608323770
ISBN 1931404070 alkaline paper
9781931404075 alkaline paper

 
    
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