New York City's Street Kids


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Misplaced has been featured in:

  • The New York Times - City Section
  • NPR Radio - New York and Company with Leonard Lopate
  • NY-1 Television News
  • Children's Beat - Journal of Media Coverage from the Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families

"Lewnes sugarcoats nothing... [Misplaced] is a valuable chronicle of the gritty reality of life on the street, a contribution toward a deeper understanding of these young people and hopefully a strong motivator for those who will have an opportunity to be a positive force for change in troubled lives like these." - Youth Today, Review of Books, Fall 2002.

"... Freelance journalist Lewnes supplies a heart-wrenching portrait of five of them: a young couple feeding their heroine habit on the Lower East Side; a transgendered foster kid who pays the brutal price for refusing to act straight and a pair of young men scraping by at the Port Authority. The book's considerable power is in its detail, a relentless immersion in the lives of street kids and the often heartless bureaucracies and nonprofits that fail them." - City Limits - New York's Urban Affairs News Magazine, June 2002.

"... Especially recommended reading for child welfare advocates and governmental policy makers. Misplaced is highly personal and revealing testimony of a very real social problem rampant in every major city today." - Wisconsin Bookwatch, July 2002.

"... Lewnes' compassionate storytelling will stop you in your tracks. Only with Lewnes' book, you won't want to walk away." - Washington City Paper, July 16, 2002.