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Publisher Description

"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.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2008
June 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
3.2
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 9 and Above

Customer Reviews

Sethy67 ,

Gréât book

Well Ashley has final y found love and has a Family

Analyst @ work ,

three little words

I never read a book from cover to cover in one setting. However, Ashley Rhodes wrote about her life story in such a manner that I was riveted to find out how she survives it. What an inspiration and a motivation to help the children in this country who are first neglected or abused by the people who gave them life and then by people who are pretending to help them only for their own personal gain or to take out frustrations of the past on the innocent children.

SOCIALWORKER89 ,

Amazing!!

This book is AMAZING. I am so moved by hearing her story. I am a CWS (CPS) social worker and truly work very hard to ensure my part in a child's memory is as positive as possible (given the circumstances). Ashley's story has taught me A LOT and has made me want to implement some of my practices very differently. Her story is very real and so accurately represents problems with the system. So, touching and a MUST read.

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