Are We Home Yet?

by Christie J. Jones, M.Ed.

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About the Book

“Are we home yet?” is a question many children ask on long journeys. But what if this “journey” involved homelessness? Meet Max, a little boy, who does not look forward to going home. He wants to stay at school because he has his own space! How is he like other little boys? How is he different? How do his troubles make him feel? Where does his journey lead? Read this children’s book and find out!

Children who are homeless don't advertise their plight. They cover it up, often leaving teachers and counselors wondering why such a good student isn't keeping up in class. In Are We Home Yet?, readers go inside of a homeless child's life to learn about his thoughts, feelings, fears and concerns. But the book does more than share details about a child's difficult journey. It also shows the reader how, despite one's tough circumstances, he or she can learn to cope in healthy ways.

A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to charities to help homeless children.

About the Author

Christie J. Jones

As a school counselor, Christie J. Jones encounters heartbreaking stories of children facing homelessness, poverty, depression and other situations beyond their control. Through this book, Jones tells children who are homeless that they are not alone on this path. For adults, Jones hopes to make an impact by taking them into the world of a child without a permanent place to live.

Born in Washington, D.C., Jones spent her childhood in Prince George’s Couunty, Maryland, and graduated from Suitland High School. She went on to earn both her undergraduate (Child Development/Family Relations) and graduate (Secondary School Counseling) degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Jones is a school counselor in Virginia.

Author Christie J. Jones, M.Ed

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  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: First Read Expo, Mall at Stonecrest, 2929 Turner Hill Road, Lithonia, GA 30038
  • Date: November 21-22, 2015, 10am-7pm
  • Occasion: Book drive presentation and book signing
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  • *National Homelessness Awareness Week- November 14-22, 2015* Donate a book today!

  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: Gospel Spreading Bookstore, 2002 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington DC
  • Date: November 14, 2015, 12-2pm
  • Occasion: Book signing and homelessness toiletry drive

  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: Porter Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford, VA 22554
  • Date: November 10, 2015 7:00- 8:30pm
  • Occasion: Book signing (refreshments served!)”

  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: Virginia Counselors Association Convention (Hot Springs, VA)
  • Date: November 6, 2015
  • Occasion: Workshop presentation on “Writing Fiction from Counseling Experience”

  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: Waldon Woods Elementary, Clinton MD
  • Date: October 20, 2015
  • Occasion: Author appearance for National Writing Day

  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference, Author’s Pavilion, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl, NW Washington, DC. The Author’s Pavilion and exhibit hall is OPEN and FREE to the public.
  • Date: September 17, 2015 from 2:00- 4:00pm
  • Occasion: Book signing and panel discussion

  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: Street Sense Forum on Child Homelessness (Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC). Register for this FREE event at http://ssch.eventbrite.com
  • Date: September 16, 2015 from 6:30pm- 8:30pm
  • Occasion: Panelist concerning the impact of long-term educational outcomes associated with child homelessness

  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: Shiloh New Site Baptist Church, 2982 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA
  • Date: September 6, 2015
  • Occasion: Book signing

  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: Delta Sigma Theta Convention (George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX)
  • Date: July 26-27, 2015
  • Occasion: Book signing

  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: Porter Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford, VA 22554
  • Date: June 20, 2015
  • Occasion: Book signing

  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: Mall at Prince Georges, Hyattsville, MD
  • Date: May 9, 2015
  • Occasion: Read to Lead Book Fair

  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: Hope House in Fredricksburg, VA
  • Date: April 30, 2015
  • Occasion: Book reading and educational workshop

  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: Dr. Browne Elementary School in Waldorf, MD
  • Date: April 10, 2015
  • Occasion: "Are We Home Yet?" Student workshops on compassion

  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: American Business Women’s Association’s 55th Anniversary Annual Luncheon, Holiday Inn, 10000 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD
  • Date: April 4, 2015 from 12pm-4pm
  • Occasion: Christie is a keynote speaker. Contact Karen at (301) 270-2494 to purchase tickets before March 23rd.

  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Date: February 7, 2015
  • Occasion: African American Children’s Book Fair (tentative)

  • Author: Christie J. Jones, Are We Home Yet?
  • Where: Live Channel 8 interview
  • Date: January 23, 2015 from 11am-12pm on the “Let’s Talk Live” show
  • Occasion: Discuss child homelessness and her new book "Are We Home Yet?"
  • See the Interview!