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

by McDonnell, Christine,

Format: Print Book 2022
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Before Kip Tiernan came along, the US had no shelters for women. Here is the inspirational story of a singular woman and what her vision and compassion have brought to life.

"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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "During the Great Depression, when Kip Tiernan was a child, she helped serve soup to the many hungry people who lined up outside her grandmother's kitchen. That experience taught compassion for "good men who have come upon hard times." As a young woman working in a homeless shelter, she noticed that women in men's clothing could often be found at the end of a line of men waiting for a meal. At the time, officials assumed that only men were homeless, but Tiernan changed that misconception. Inspired to help needy women find food, shelter, and a welcoming atmosphere, she created Rosie's Place, America's first woman's shelter, in 1974 and continued to advocate for the poor throughout her life. This picture-book biography presents Tiernan's story through a concise, involving narrative that begins with ideals learned in childhood and ends with the achievements expressing those ideals. Created using watercolors and digital media, the vibrant illustrations capture a variety of people with individuality. This touching picture book shows how Tiernan made a difference in the lives of those in need."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "McDonnell, a former educator at Boston's Rosie's Place, the first women's shelter in the U.S., spotlights Mary Jane "Kip" Tiernan (1926--2011), raised during the Great Depression by her grandmother, whose selflessness inspired Tiernan to care deeply about addressing housing insecurity. Interspersed with quotes, the book tracks Tiernan's feats in brisk prose that uses outmoded language: "Just as her grandmother had helped people during the Depression, Kip was determined to help these homeless women.... Again and again, she heard this answer: homelessness isn't a women's problem." Tiernan's frustration with the lack of resources would eventually lead her to open Rosie's Place in 1974, as well as help found many of Boston's aid programs. Tentler-Krylov contributes fluid, atmospheric illustrations, rendered in watercolor and digital media, that portray figures of varying ability, age, skin tone, and size, underscoring Tiernan's mission to help all in this compassionate narrative about the ambitious, accomplished social activist. Back matter includes more about Kip Tiernan and the Great Depression. Ages 7--10. (Mar.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Tiernan, Kip, -- 1926-2011 -- Juvenile literature.
Tiernan, Kip.
Rosie's Place (Boston, Mass.) -- Juvenile literature.
Rosie's Place (Boston, Mass.)
Homeless women -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Juvenile literature.
Women's shelters -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Juvenile literature.
Women social reformers -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Social reformers -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Homeless persons.
Women's shelters.
Publisher Somerville, Massachusetts :Candlewick Press,2022
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Sanctuary
Contributors Tentler-Krylov, Victoria, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9781536211290
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