Picture books are a great way to promote an understanding of poverty and homelessness. For many children, the only glimpse they may see of these is people living on the street. For other children living in poverty is a daily reality. The books below will spark sensitive discussion about poverty. They provide information about what it is like to be hungry and be without a permanent home. A struggle experienced by many in the current economic climate. The books also show the kindness of strangers to people who struggle.