“Berg’s book should be required reading for anyone who cares about LGBT advocacy.”--Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You
"With this book, Berg reminds us how radical and compassionate an act storytelling can be. Not since Adrian Nicole LeBlanc's Random Family have I been so impressed with a writer's ability to show us unseen lives, with grace, respect, and clarity." —Melissa Febos, author of Abandon Me
LGBTQ youth homelessness is often referred to as an “invisible issue” – because no one is talking about it. In order to make a difference, we need everyone to know it exists.
With NO HOUSE TO CALL MY HOME Berg raises awareness about this issue in order to help evoke change in young people's lives. 40% of all homeless youth identify as LGBTQ yet make up only 8% of the population. This is a silent crisis that is criminally under-reported. NO HOUSE TO CALL MY HOME chronicles Berg's experiences working with LGBTQ youth, focusing on the challenges they face and their resiliency.
“Compelling.... Berg’s extraordinary talent is his portrayal of the human dimension. These are teenagers with the same anxieties, frustrations, interests, hopes, and desires as teenagers (and others) everywhere, but they also face bullying beyond what would break most... The resilience of Raheem, Bella, Rodrigo, and others profiled is so astonishing that it is impossible not to be amazed.” --Library Journal