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003    DLC 
005    20200507142834.6 
008    200507s2020    nyua          000 0 eng   
010      2019038599 
020    9781984820754|q(hardcover) 
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042    pcc 
043    n-us-ny 
082 00 369.46309747/1|223 
092    369.4630974|bSTE 
100 1  Stewart, Nikita,|eauthor. 
245 10 Troop 6000 :|bthe Girl Scout troop that began in a shelter
       and inspired the world /|cNikita Stewart. 
246 3  Troop six thousand 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bBallantine Books,|c[2020] 
300    viii, 267 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    "Giselle Burgess, a young mother of five, and her children,
       along with others in the shelter, become the catalyst for 
       Troop 6000. Having worked for the Girl Scouts earlier on, 
       Giselle knew that these girls, including her own daughters,
       needed something they could be a part of, where they 
       didn't need to feel the shame or stigma of being homeless,
       but could instead develop skills and build a community 
       that they could be proud of. New York Times journalist 
       Nikita Stewart embedded with Troop 6000 for more than a 
       year, at the peak of New York City's homelessness crisis 
       in 2017, spending time with the girls and their families 
       and witnessing both their triumphs and challenges. Stewart
       takes the reader with her as she paints intimate portraits
       of Giselle's family and the others whom she met along the 
       way. Readers will feel an instant connection and express 
       joy when a family finally moves out of the shelter and 
       into a permanent home, as well as the pain of the day-to-
       day life of homelessness. And they will cheer when the 
       girls sell their very first cookies. Ultimately, Troop 
       6000 puts a different face on homelessness. Stewart shows 
       how shared experiences of poverty and hardship sparked the
       political will needed to create the troop that would 
       expand from one shelter to fifteen in New York City and 
       ultimately to other cities around the country. Also woven 
       throughout the book is a history of the Girl Scouts, and 
       how the organization has changed and adapted to fit the 
       times, meeting the needs of girls from all walks of life. 
       Troop 6000 is the ultimate story of how when we come 
       together, we can improve our circumstances, find support 
       and commonality, and experience joy, no matter how 
       challenging life may be"--|cProvided by publisher. 
610 20 Girl Scouts of Greater New York.|bTroop 6000. 
650  0 Girl Scouts|zNew York (State)|zNew York. 
650  0 Homeless girls|zNew York (State)|zNew York. 
650  0 Homelessness|zNew York (State)|zNew York. 
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