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Where is Home: Living Through Foster Care

Jones, E. P.

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ISBN 10: 0941423344 / ISBN 13: 9780941423342
Editorial: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1989
Usado Condición: Good
Librería: Better World Books: West (Reno, NV, Estados Unidos de America)

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Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de ref. de la librería GRP90489196

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Título: Where is Home: Living Through Foster Care

Editorial: Four Walls Eight Windows

Año de publicación: 1989

Condición del libro:Good

Edición: First Edition.

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Book by Jones, E. P.

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In 1964, a month before her sixth birthday, Pam Jones' father abandoned her to a New York children's shelter. Her alcoholic mother had deserted the family two years before, and her father's new wife, with five children of her own, didn't want any more. To make his daughter stop crying, Jones promised to return to get her soon; she never saw him again. Thus begins one woman's account of 13 years of being shunted from one institution to the next, in and out of foster homes, with sojourns in mental wards, police stations, and the homes of a few friends and family members.This book consists of Pam's recollections of those years, which are interspersed with excerpts from her case records (obtained only after she sued the state for their release). It is a child's story, told with the voice of an angry, immature, rejected and rejecting African-American girl; the adult E. P. Jones, now herself a child care counselor provides no insights, letting the experiences speak for themselves. For many, this may be a frustrating read, for we never quite understand how or why Pam Jones, alternatively sullen, isolated, and violent, escaped the many tragedies that children of far lesser trials often fall victim to: bright, tough, stubborn, she seems to have irrationally clung to the lifeline of academic achievement when all else failed her. It is hard to know what we can learn about motivating other children in similar circumstances from this story of one exceptional one who, by her own report, received next to no encouragement or support from those designated to assist her. The book's afterword, by a Yale psychology professor, makes clear the continuing crisis in care to be faced by a nation that claims to cherish its children, but often acts otherwise. -- From Independent Publisher

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