Written to develop empathy for the less fortunate in younger readers, Street Boy is the story of an eight-year-old who lives in a refrigerator box on the street with his mother. The story is set in the early nineties, before the advent of the internet and cell phone. Hiding from what she perceives as the Warfare Office, Mama fears that the suits will take her boy away from her if they are discovered. But when Street Boy is abandoned during a severe blizzard and almost loses his life, they both realize that things must change, and with the help of their friend Nickel, they do. This is the story of how Street Boy survives the harshest of conditions and determines to keep his Solemn Promise to Mama, that they will someday have a place of their own.