Review of: Karabanow, J., Carson, A., & Clement, P.(2010). Leaving the Streets: Stories of Canadian Youth. Winnipeg: Fernwood Press.

“Leaving the Streets: Stories of Canadian Youth” is written by Jeff Karabanow, Alexa Carson, and Philip Clement, and is constructed from a compilation of interviews with 128 homeless youth and fifty providers of support services available to this marginalized population. The authors include excerpts from the interviews throughout the book, giving insight into the unique perspectives of those enmeshed in street culture. Karabanow et al. collected their data from six major urban centres across Canada and present an analysis of the micro and macro factors involved in the process of escaping homelessness and successfully integrating into mainstream society.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada