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
Sinopsis: Book by Jones, E. P.
Review: 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
Título: Where is Home: Living Through Foster Care
Editorial: Four Walls Eight Windows
Año de publicación: 1989
Condición del libro: Good
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción New York, NY, U.S.A. : Four Walls Eight Windows, 1990, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Stated First Printing. Very Good. Very Good in Mylar Jacket 8vo-over 7Â¾"-9Â¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good in Mylar Cover. Stated First Printing. ISBN: 0941423344. VG HB. Bottom corner bumped. Spot on fr. boards. Erasure ffep. Lightly chipped & soiled DJ w/ 1 closed tear. Nar rative of the author's 14 years in the New York foster care system. 181 pgs. Nº de ref. de la librería 003941
Descripción Avalon Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería G0941423344I5N00
Descripción Four Walls Eight Windows, New York, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. DJ has slight wear on bottom spine. Fep has stain in bottom corner. Book is tight and clean. Nº de ref. de la librería 000340
Descripción Four Walls Eight Windows, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0941423344
Descripción Four Walls Eight Windows, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0941423344
Descripción Four Walls Eight Windows, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0941423344
Descripción Four Walls Eight Windows, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1990. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Good. Hardcover/Gd. condition/184 pages - Discusses living through foster care. (K733HT8). Nº de ref. de la librería K733