About the Book
"I have plenty of hopes and dreams. Every day I dream of a better day."
These words were written by Da'Maya, one of the thirty teens who participated in a writing program and contributed to this anthology. The young writers are like any other teens, and then again they aren't - each of them has experienced homelessness. The poems in this book are glimpses into their world, one filled with triumph and tragedy.
Two Cincinnati, Ohio non-profits collaborated to offer the weekly writing groups in Cincinnati Public Schools: Project Connect, which provides advocacy and educational services to children facing homelessness, and the outreach arm of Women Writing for (a) Change, a writing center.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will support the outreach efforts of Women Writing for (a) Change.
Beyond the Trees is a personal history business that helps people go beyond the facts and figures of their family tree to tell the stories of their lives. We create oral histories, collaborative tribute books for milestone events, anthologies, memoirs, and cookbooks. The principals of Beyond the Trees are writers, personal history buffs and curious, caring individuals. Kristi Woodworth has an M.B.A. in Marketing and 20 years of experience as a marketing research professional. Jennifer Sauers has a psychiatric nursing background and has worked as a clinical research project manager and technical writer. Both are enthusiastic about helping individuals and groups produce high-quality books.