M. Gar Caswell, who was homeless for four years, recalls her first Christmas on the streets.
It was about four years ago Christmas day and I awoke out of a deep, dreamless and much needed sleep on Hollywood Boulevard behind the Egyptian Theater. I lay curled up inside my blanket, the only shield that separated me from the dirt and rocks on the ground. ... To me, it was home.
As a Korean-American immigrant, Richard, 16, has faced severe discrimination.
My first month in an American classroom, I was so lost.