Editor Dedria Bryfonski has assembled several compelling essays in a for-or-against sequence that explore issues relating to street teens. Across four chapters, readers will analyze why teens run away, the consequences of becoming a street teen, how they can be helped, and whether street teens are a global problem. Are street teens in control of their lives? Do street teens indulge in risky sexual behavior? Are U.S. shelters inadequate in meeting the needs of street teens? Your readers will find out the answers. Sources include Noam Schimmel, Kira Cochrane, Macalane J. Malindi, and Linda C. Theron.