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The Resource No house to call my home : love, family, and other transgressions, Ryan Berg

No house to call my home : love, family, and other transgressions, Ryan Berg

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No house to call my home : love, family, and other transgressions
Title
No house to call my home
Title remainder
love, family, and other transgressions
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Ryan Berg
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Language
eng
Summary
"Underemployed and directionless, Ryan Berg took a job in a group home for disowned and homeless LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) teenagers. His job was to help these teens discover their self worth, get them back on their feet, earn high school degrees, and find jobs. But he had no idea how difficult it would be, and the complexities that were involved with coaxing them away from dangerous sex work and cycles of drug and alcohol abuse, and helping them heal from years of abandonment and abuse. In No House to Call My Home, Ryan Berg tells profoundly moving, intimate, and raw stories from the frontlines of LGBTQ homelessness and foster care. In the United States, 43% of homeless youth were forced out by their parents because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Berg faced young people who have battled extreme poverty, experienced unbalanced opportunities, structural racism, and homophobia. He found himself ill-equipped to help, in part because they are working within a system that paints in broad strokes, focused on warehousing young people, rather than helping them build healthy relationships with adults that could lead to a successful life once they age out of foster care. By digging deep and asking the hard questions, and by haltingly opening himself up to his charges, Berg gained their trust. Focusing on a handful of memorable characters and their entourage, he illustrates the key issues and recurring patterns in the suffering, psychology and recovery of these neglected teens. No House to Call My Home will provoke readers into thinking in new ways about how we define privilege, identity, love and family. Because beyond the tears and abuse, the bluster and bravado, what emerges here is a love song to that irrepressible life force of youth: hope. "--
Summary
"Underemployed and directionless, Ryan Berg took a job in a group home for disowned and homeless LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) teenagers. His job was to help these teens discover their self worth, get them back on their feet, earn high school degrees, and find jobs. But he had no idea how difficult it would be, and the complexities that were involved with coaxing them away from dangerous sex work and cycles of drug and alcohol abuse, and helping them heal from years of abandonment and abuse. In No House to Call My Home, Ryan Berg tells profoundly moving, intimate, and raw stories from the frontlines of LGBTQ homelessness and foster care. I
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Minnesota Book Award for General Nonfiction, 2016.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10442597
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.7/86092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
HV1426
LC item number
.B47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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love, family, and other transgressions
Label
No house to call my home : love, family, and other transgressions, Ryan Berg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-279) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20426454
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 294 pages
Isbn
9781568585093
Lccn
2015011424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn900624291
  • (OCoLC)900624291
Label
No house to call my home : love, family, and other transgressions, Ryan Berg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20426454
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 294 pages
Isbn
9781568585093
Lccn
2015011424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn900624291
  • (OCoLC)900624291

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