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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.

Helping Those Experiencing Loss A Guide To Grieving Resources

Author : Robert J. Grover Professor Emeritus
ISBN : 9781598848274
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book provides a guide for grieving youth and adults as well as extensive descriptive lists of recommended professional literature resources. • Provides over 450 evaluative annotations of recommended books, audio recordings, video recordings, websites, and organizations • Presents an introduction to the topic as well as a bibliography of consulted sources with each chapter • Includes a comprehensive author-title-subject index

Three Little Words

Author : Carrie Alexander
ISBN : 9781459231962
Genre : Fiction
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Sometimes real life is better than fiction Small-town librarian Tess Bucek can't help it if her imagination runs wild. Fiction is simply more fun than reality. So when the mysterious Connor Reed wanders into her library she's sure he's up to no good. But it doesn't take long before she discovers Connor has come north to escape the notoriety that accompanied his involvement in a sensational trial. Now that he's here, Connor sees that Tess will be the perfect person to help him in a matter he prefers to keep quiet—not easy to do in a town where everyone knows your business.

Advocating For Children In Foster And Kinship Care

Author : Mitchell Rosenwald
ISBN : 9780231519359
Genre : Social Science
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This book is the first to provide strategies for effective advocacy and placement within the foster care and kinship care systems. It also takes a rare look at the dynamics of the foster and kinship relationship, not just among children and the agency workers and service providers who intervene on their behalf, but also between children and those who take in and care for them as permanency develops. Drawing on their experience interacting with and writing about the institution of foster care, Mitchell Rosenwald and Beth N. Riley have composed a unique text that helps practitioners, foster parents, and relative caregivers realize successful transitions for youth, especially considering the traumas these children may suffer both before and after placement. Advocating for a child's best interests must begin early and remain consistent throughout assignment and adjustment. For practitioners, Rosenwald and Riley emphasize the best techniques for assessing a family's capabilities and for guiding families through the challenges of foster care. Part one details the steps potential foster parents and kinship caregivers must take, with the assistance of practitioners, to prepare themselves for placement. Part two describes tactics for successful advocacy within the court system, social service agencies, schools, and the medical and mental health establishments. Part three describes how to lobby for change at the agency and legislative levels, as well as within a given community. The authors illustrate recommendations through real-life scenarios and devote an entire chapter to brokering positive partnerships among practitioners, families, and other teams working to protect and transition children.

The Journal And Writings Of Miss Fanny Woodbury Including Some Interesting Correspondence Between Her And The Late Mrs Newell

Author : Fanny Woodbury
ISBN : NYPL:33433082416771
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The Journal And Writings Of Miss F W Including Some Interesting Correspondence Between Her And Mrs Newell To Which Are Added Several Essays Hitherto Unpublished With A New Memoir By A Clergyman Of The Church Of Scotland Second Edition Enlarged Etc

Author : Fanny WOODBURY
ISBN : BL:A0019201993
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Three More Words

Author : Ashley Rhodes-Courter
ISBN : 9781481415590
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In the sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir Three Little Words, Ashley Rhodes-Courter expands on life beyond the foster care system, the joys and heartbreak with a family she’s created, and her efforts to make peace with her past. Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent a harrowing nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes. Her memoir, Three Little Words, captivated audiences everywhere and went on to become a New York Times bestseller as well as a movie produced by the team who brought you Twilight. Now Ashley reveals the nuances of life after foster care: College and its assorted hijinks, including meeting “the one.” Marriage, which began with a beautiful wedding on a boat that was almost hijacked (literally) by some biological family members. Having kids—from fostering children and the heartbreak of watching them return to destructive environments, to the miraculous joy of blending biological and adopted offspring. Whether she’s overcoming self-image issues, responding to calls for her to run for Senate, or dealing with continuing drama from her biological family, Ashley Rhodes-Courter never fails to impress or inspire with her authentic voice and uplifting message.

Memoirs Of Aaron Burr

Author : Matthew L. Davis
ISBN : 9789633819418
Genre : Fiction
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The grandfather of Colonel Aaron Burr, the subject of these memoirs, was a German by birth, and of noble parentage. Shortly after his arrival in North America, he settled in Fairfield, Connecticut, where he purchased a large tract of land, and reared a numerous family. A part of this landed estate remained in the possession of his lineal descendants until long after the revolutionary war. During Colonel Burr's travels in Germany, in the year 1809, various communications were made to him, orally and in writing, by different branches of the Burr family, some of whom were then filling high and distinguished scientific and literary stations. His father, the Rev. Aaron Burr, was born in Fairfield, on the 4th day of January, 1715, and was educated at Yale College. In a manuscript journal which he kept, and which has been preserved, he says, "In September, 1736, with many fears and doubts about my qualifications (being under clouds with respect to my spiritual state), I offered myself to trials, and was approved as a candidate for the ministry. My first sermon was preached at Greenfield, and immediately after I came into the Jerseys. I can hardly give any account why I came here. After I had preached for some time at Hanover, I had a call by the people of Newark; but there was scarce any probability that I should suit their circumstances, being young in standing and trials. I accepted of their invitation, with a reserve, that I did not come with any views of settling. My labours were universally acceptable among them, and they manifested such great regard and love for me, that I consented to accept of the charge of their souls.

Senior High Core Collection

Author : Raymond W. Barber
ISBN : 0824210867
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Match Book Memoirs

Author : Shagi
ISBN : 9781449090814
Genre : Family & Relationships
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