Give Me Shelter
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Our cover illustration this month is by Alan Lee from The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien. The first-ever colour illustrated edition is now available from HarperCollins (0 261 102230 3) at £30.00. We thank them for their help in reproducing the cover of the book.
What can any book do about young homelessness? This one battles against apathy with striking visual layout and a strong mix of print and picture that includes song lyrics and journalism, poetry, stories, cartoons, interviews and paintings. The quality of the material is in part a reflection of the range of people who have contributed (amongst others John Agard, Roger Woddis, James Watson, Michele Roberts and Posy Simmonds) and their continual attempt to find a form, a means of catching our attention. It's expensive in school terms but there's powerful material here for individuals and groups to get to grips with.