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Sanctuary : Kip Tiernan and Rosie's Place, the nation's first shelter for women  Cover Image Book Book

Sanctuary : Kip Tiernan and Rosie's Place, the nation's first shelter for women / Christine McDonnell ; illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536211290
  • ISBN: 153621129X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Junior Library Guild selection"-- jacket.
Summary, etc.:
Relates the story of social activist Kip Tiernan and her efforts to open Rosie's Place, the nation's first homeless shelter for women, in Boston.
"Justice is not three hots and a cot. Justice is having your own key." -Kip Tiernan When Kip Tiernan was growing up during the Great Depression, she'd help her granny feed the men who came to their door asking for help. As Kip grew older, and as she continued to serve food to hungry people, she noticed something peculiar: huddled at the back of serving lines were women dressed as men. At the time, it was believed that there were no women experiencing homelessness. And yet Kip would see women sleeping on park benches and searching for food in trash cans. Kip decided to open the first shelter for women-a shelter with no questions asked, no required chores, just good meals and warm beds. With persistence, Kip took on the city of Boston in her quest to open Rosie's Place, our nation's first shelter for women. Christine McDonnell, a former educator at Rosie's Place, and illustrator Victoria Tentler-Krylov bring warmth to Kip Tiernan's story of humanity and tenacity, showing readers how one person's dream can make a huge difference, and small acts of kindness can lead to great things"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 7-10 Candlewick Press
Subject: Tiernan, Kip, 1926-2011.
Rosie's Place (Boston, Mass.)
Women's shelters > Massachusetts > Boston.
Women's shelters.
Women social reformers > Massachusetts > Boston > Biography.
Women social reformers > Biography.
Social reformers > Massachusetts > Boston > Biography.
Social reformers > Biography.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 4 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Carthage Public.


  • 0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carthage Public Library JNF 362.8383 McDonnell, Christine (Text) 34MO2001811478 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -

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