A Place to Stay: A Shelter Story picture book

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This simple, touching picture book shows readers a women’s shelter through the eyes of a young girl, who, with her mother’s help, uses her imagination to overcome her anxiety and adjust. Includes factual endnotes detailing various reasons people experience homelessness and the resources available to help.

Written by Erin Gunti
Illustrated by Estelí Meza
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.75 inches
  • Hardcover
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 5-9 years

“A comforting, accessible introduction to a not often discussed subject” – Kirkus Reviews

“A must read... may our incredible and powerful gift to imagine take us through hard times” – Cristina Arias, Stop the Violence

“An expertly written, child-centred text which can be used to explore the many different traumas that force families into homelessness and to seek places of sanctuary” – Amnesty International UK

Written by Erin Gunti
Erin Gunti grew up in the small town of Lula, Georgia, USA. After working as a child abuse and neglect investigator, she became an award-winning poet and children's, young adult and middle grade literature. She lives in Georgia with her husband and two sons.
Illustrated by Estelí Meza
Estelí Meza holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and has exhibited her work internationally. She has published books in Mexico, the United States, Spain and the United Arab Emirates. Currently she works for different publishers and magazines. Her technique combines collage, pencil colors, acrylics and gouache with digital. She loves to create textures.
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