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STREET CHILD, A Memoir [Kindle Edition]

Justin Reed Early
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"The books the world calls immoral, are the books that show the world its own shame." - Oscar Wilde

"Street Child is not for the faint of heart" - THE SEATTLE TIMES

Street Child is the shock-inspiring story of a young boy who escapes his increasingly dysfunctional and violent middle class home. Remanded into state custody at ten years old, he embarks on a journey through the foster care system only finding safety from unlikely skid-row heroes on downtown streets of Seattle and San Francisco - where children are victims and victims are considered criminals.

While dodging serial killers and predators, including a juvenile court judge who oversees his custody, these children develop familial bonds while protecting each other in an increasingly dangerous - yet invisible world. By telling these authentic stories with often times devastating outcomes, he articulates the stark reality of life on the streets for countless young people.

Many of the children in Street Child were featured in the movie STREETWISE which was nominated for an Academy Award.

Street Child is a powerful and intimate depiction into these homeless children’s actual lives during their most desperate times of survival. Their sweet camaraderie, funny antics, and intimate relationships will move your heart and soul into a new understanding and personalization of their noble plight.

Author Justin Reed Early cultivates hope while bringing new life to his childhood friends. The children portrayed are real and these stories are authentic.

Street Child is a journey no child should ever have to endure.



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About the Author

Justin Reed Early resides in Los Angeles, CA. He is an avid supporter of homeless and at-risk youth and advocates implementing national social service protocols for youth in crisis as well as equal educational opportunities for marginalized children. He provides books at no cost to age appropriate children in crisis and in homeless shelters. Please go to www.streetchildmemoir.com for additional information.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3588 KB
  • Print Length: 303 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482323567
  • Publisher: Street Team; 2 edition (February 9, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ICCX410
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,433 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent May 30, 2013
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I've worked with these youth, including Justin, for 40 plus years. It is accurate and well written. And a powerful story.

If you find this book interesting, you might also want to watch the Academy Award nominated documentary called STREETWISE (Justin Early) is in it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving, inspiriing, and funny too July 9, 2012
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I highly recommend this book-Mr Early is an excellent, evocative writer. I've seen the Streetwise documentary and am familiar with Seattle. The doc is good, but seemed staged. I was around Seattle in the 80's and the language of Streetchild is authentic to my ears.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing story of survival January 14, 2014
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Im so touched by this story. thank you for sharing and teaching us something very valuable. May God continue to bless you.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am obsessed with this book! October 17, 2013
By Yasmin
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This is truly a life changing book. There are so many lessons to learn from this book. I finished this book some time ago and I still can not stop thinking about Justin's story. I literally could not put it down when I was reading it. What an amazing story and what an amazing person. You will not be disappointed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ladyt November 5, 2013
By Lady T
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This book was eye-opening. I never knew the extent that people went through just to survive. My heart goes out to everybody going through this ordeal. This book was well-written, and I applaud the author. No wonder your mother is so proud of you. I am too and I don't even know you!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book January 13, 2014
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Very emotional and sometimes hard to read because of having trouble seeing through the tears. I very highly recommend this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very inspiring January 4, 2014
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gives a whole new perspective to the street scene. Very inspirational and moving. makes you want to help someone in need
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book July 6, 2011
By Stace
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I loved this book. I loved the characters, the stories they told. It was a hard book to put down.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good story...Sad that children live on the street.
Published 2 days ago by Linda E. McCord
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story of a rough life... be ...
Interesting story of a rough life...be warned, however. It contains lots of fairly explicit details about the author's homosexual experiences and also has grammatical errors.
Published 3 days ago by dcook
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing story
Amazing read about a street child survivor. Real look at the real world. This book kept me on my toes.
Published 4 days ago by Erinn
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my new favorite book!
Justin Reed Early is not only an remarkable writer, but an incredibly resilient and inspirational human being. Mr. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint-hearted
A raw, painful read. An eye-opener for those who are interested in helping children of all ages stuck in the vicious spiral of abuse and addiction.
Published 5 days ago by p.d. workman
5.0 out of 5 stars an amazing memoir
Justin Early had every chip stacked against him from day one, an amazing story and so glad he shared it. Can't believe his cruel parents would turn him out at 10 years old. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read!
Although this is a very sad story, I highly recommend it for anyone who grew up in that time frame or lived in the Seattle area. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Julia D. Bove
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read
Published 15 days ago by tanya
5.0 out of 5 stars A touching, heart wrenching story of massive neglect.
I was touched by Justin's will to survive against the odds. As a child from an abused background and the author of my own memoir, I personally understand the torment and... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Sandi Gamble
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
I definitely recommend this book. It is great for those of us that want to make a difference. The story is completely real.
Published 20 days ago by E. Joyce
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More About the Author


Justin Reed Early is a successful professional, Author and Public Speaker who at onetime spent more than half of his life as a homeless person. Born in Bellingham, WA, most of his childhood homeless years were spent in Seattle, San Francisco and NewYork. Justin currently resides in the Bay Area with his dog "Biggy Smallz". He works in financial services (Private Wealth Management) and advocates solutions for homeless and disadvantaged youth and adults.

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