Winner of the 2016 Minnesota Book Award in General Nonfiction
Finalist for the NCCD 2016 Media for a Just Society Award
“Berg’s book should be required reading for anyone who cares about LGBT advocacy.”--Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You
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 I hope to raise awareness about this issue and help evoke some change in these 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 my 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.”