To the End of June

To the End of June

The Intimate Life of American Foster Care

Book - 2013
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An intimate, authoritative look at the foster care system that examines why it is failing the kids it is supposed to protect and what can be done to change it.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
ISBN: 9780151014125
Branch Call Number: 362.733 Be
Description: xvii, 313 pages ; 25 cm


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A critical yet hopeful portrait of the lives of children in the U.S. foster care system.

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Jane60201 May 14, 2014

A very sad book on an important subject that most people are unaware of.

Apr 19, 2014

Oh my goodness. I read this in 24 hours. Cris Beam tells the story of a great number of foster care youth, foster parents, adoptive parents, and birth parents. It’s completely compelling and unpredictable. The subjects of this book are treated with compassion by the author, and it’s a book I won’t forget.


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Nov 03, 2014

"This is why child welfare experts try to fix the myriad problems in child welfare and fail: the problems are rooted in a society that cares little for its children, for its poor, its mentally ill, undereducated, incarcerated, addicted, and isolated. Child welfare is but a thimbleful of water on a raging social fire..."


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