Heart Knows Something Different Teenage Voices from the Foster Care System

ISBN-10: 0892552182

ISBN-13: 9780892552184

Edition: 2000

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Persea Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Al Desetta, M.A., is an editor at Youth Communication, a New York-based nonprofit organization that teaches writing, journalism, and leadership skills to inner-city teens.

Educator and author Jonathan Kozol was born in Boston. He graduated from Harvard University in 1958. Kozol has an concerns with topics such as illiteracy, children trying to learn in bad neighborhoods and homelessness. His books include Death at an Early Age, Illiterate American and Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America.

Foreword
Introduction
Questions Without Answers
Six Months on the Run from the BCW
My Foster Mother is My Best Friend
I Lost My Brother to Adoption
She'll Always Be My Mother
My Crew was My Family
Short Takes: Remembering Family
My Day in the Group Home
Finding a Father in the System
Sista on the Run (From the Past)
Why I'm Better Off in Foster Care
Can the Counselors Keep a Secret?
Making a New Family
Why Are You Doing This, Mr. Jones?
How I Became a Stronger Mother
Peer Pressure and Me
Kicked to the Curb at Twenty-One
My Group Home Scapegoat
A Three-Point Shooter
Short Takes: If I Ran Foster Care...
How I Lived a Double Life
Why No One Knows I'm a Foster Child
Keeping It on the Down Low
What They Say Behind Our Backs
Kicked Out Because I Was Gay
My Friend Marisol
Is Stealing My Addiction?
Phat Flows, Honeys, and the Booms
I'm the Mommy Now
Who's the Real "Problem Child"?
Short Takes: Who Will I Become?
From Fighter to Friend
Staying with the Hurt
My Family Secret
Therapy Changed My Life
How I Made Peace with the Past
Facing the Problem
A Loner in the Group Home
I Won't Abuse My Kids
Writing Taught Me About Myself
A Vacation from Mr. Hope
Glossary of Slang
Resources
Subject Guide
Acknowledgments
About Youth Communication
About the Editor
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