Almost Home by Kevin Ryan and Tina Kelley

Each year, as many as two million young people in the United States become homeless, living on their own. An overwhelming number of them are forced from home because of violence, neglect or rejection, and many age out of foster care with no place to call home. In ALMOST HOME: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope (Wiley; October 1, 2012; Trade Paperback Original), Covenant House President Kevin Ryan and Tina Kelley, who shared in a Pulitzer Prize at The New York Times, tell the coming-of-age stories of six extraordinary children, now young adults, from across North America. Despite almost unimaginable suffering and adversity, these six exceeded almost everyone’s expectations as they fought to make their dreams come true. You can find out more at


About Kevin Ryan and Tina Kelley

Kevin Ryan is the President and CEO of Covenant House International, the largest charity in North and Central America helping homeless, trafficked and exploited youth. During the 1990s, Ryan spent nearly a decade on the front lines of Covenant House’s work with homeless and trafficked children on the streets of New York and New Jersey before being appointed by the governor of New Jersey as the state’s first Child Advocate. He uncovered conditions of severe and illegal overcrowding at the State’s juvenile centers and helped to craft some of New Jersey's most important child welfare laws, including the Homeless Youth Act in 1999 and the FamilyCare Health Coverage Act in 2000. Tina Kelley was a reporter at The New York Times for a decade, where she was part of the Metro section team that won a 2002 Pulitzer Prize in the Public Service category for coverage of the September 11 attacks. She wrote 121 “Portraits of Grief,” short descriptions of the victims. At the Times, she also wrote many stories involving powerless or voiceless people, or those whose struggles went against the grain of popular opinion.

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Duration: Nov 26, 2012-Dec 21, 2012