The text in this book is actually pretty decent, other than being outdated. (Lots of data from the 80’s) More interesting is the somewhat critical tone of government policy and programs. (Kind of rare in the world of juvenile and teen nonfiction.)
My gripe is the cover art and some of the illustrations. It seems that the “featured” homeless are more often than not African American. Except for this guy (at least I think it is a guy):
Did they pay these people? Are they actors?
Regardless of your particular take, this book is outdated. Since this is a book for students writing reports, an updated version is in order. As an aside, this particular book had a grand total of zero circs and looks brand spanking new.