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We are all in the dumps

 Spare Change News - USA 06 June 2019

Remembering Maurice Sendak’s fiction on homelessness, including "We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy", his picture book addressing child homelessness inspired by seeing homeless children in Los Angeles living on the streets in boxes. 20 years later, the issues raised in the book persist today. (1093 Words) - By Noelle Swan


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While "We Are All in the Dumps" is nearly twenty years old, the issues raised in the book persist today. In Massachusetts, 20,000 children live in homeless shelters or state-subsidized motel rooms, a number that fails to include families living in cars or teens living on the street. Image courtesy of Spare Change News

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