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Three Little Words

Author : Ashley Rhodes-Courter
ISBN : 9781439106648
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Sunshine, you're my baby and I'm your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she's not your mama." Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes, living by those words. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster care system. Painful memories of being taken away from her home quickly become consumed by real-life horrors, where Ashley is juggled between caseworkers, shuffled from school to school, and forced to endure manipulative,humiliating treatment from a very abusive foster family. In this inspiring, unforgettable memoir, Ashley finds the courage to succeed - and in doing so, discovers the power of her own voice.

Three Little Words

Author : Ashley Rhodes-Courter
ISBN : 9781416948063
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Traces the author's painful childhood in a series of foster homes, her deteriorating relationship with her emotionally unstable mother, abuse at the hands of a foster family, and her subsequent efforts to advocate for an improved foster care system.

Three Little Words

Author : Ashley Rhodes-Courter
ISBN : 1606867539
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in 14 different foster homes. In this unforgettable memoir, the author recounts her years growing up in the foster care system, revealing painful memories but also her determination to discover the power of her own voice.

Three More Words

Author : Ashley Rhodes-Courter
ISBN : 9781481415576
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A sequel to Three Little Words traces the author's post-foster care years, describing her adventures in college, her relationship with her spouse and her decision to have both biological and foster children.

Breaking Night

Author : Liz Murray
ISBN : 9781401396206
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the vein of The Glass Castle, Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard. Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls' home. At age fifteen, Liz found herself on the streets when her family finally unraveled. She learned to scrape by, foraging for food and riding subways all night to have a warm place to sleep. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.

Finding Dory Picture Book Three Little Words

Author : Amy Novesky
ISBN : 1484725859
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Inspired by Pixar Animation Studios latest film, Finding Dory, this jacketed picture book features everyone's favorite forgetful fish and is complemented by stunning original artwork.

Somebody S Someone

Author : Regina Louise
ISBN : 9780446556330
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What happens to a child when her own parents reject her and sit idly by as others abuse her? In this poignant, heart wrenching debut work, Regina Louise recounts her childhood search for someone to feel connected to. A mother she has never known--but long fantasized about-- deposited her and her half sister at the same group home that she herself fled years before. When another resident beats Regina so badly that she can barely move, she knows that she must leave this terrible place-the only home she knows. Thus begins Regina's fight to survive, utterly alone at the age of 10. A stint living with her mother and her abusive boyfriend is followed by a stay with her father's lily white wife and daughters, who ignore her before turning to abuse and ultimately kicking her out of the house. Regina then tries everything in her search for someone to care for her and to care about, from taking herself to jail to escaping countless foster homes to be near her beloved counselor. Written in her distinctive and unique voice, Regina's story offers an in-depth look at the life of a child who no one wanted. From her initial flight to her eventual discovery of love, your heart will go out to Regina's younger self, and you'll cheer her on as she struggles to be Somebody's Someone.

Three Little Words

Author : Sarah N. Harvey
ISBN : 9781459800656
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Sid has spent most of his life with a loving foster family, so he is shocked when a stranger brings him information on his biological family including a troubled younger brother who may need him.

One Small Boat

Author : Kathy Harrison
ISBN : 158542465X
Genre : Social Science
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An intimate portrait of America's foster-care system is told through the experiences of a foster parent and an emotionally abandoned girl who, ensconced with the author's biological, adopted, and foster children, began to thrive in her new family environment. 20,000 first printing.

Foster Care Odyssey A Black Girl S Story

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