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A Dream Deferred, a Joy Achieved: Stories of Struggle and Triumph [NOOK Book]

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A Dream Deferred, a Joy Achieved is a positive look at the foster care system through stories of its survivors who show there is hope for the future, even in a system often identified by abuse and neglect.

With a unique perspective, this collection of inspiring stories is a testament to the fighting spirit of former foster children, and an inspiration to others currently in the same situation to emerge from the system as successful productive...
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A Dream Deferred, a Joy Achieved: Stories of Struggle and Triumph

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Overview

A Dream Deferred, a Joy Achieved is a positive look at the foster care system through stories of its survivors who show there is hope for the future, even in a system often identified by abuse and neglect.

With a unique perspective, this collection of inspiring stories is a testament to the fighting spirit of former foster children, and an inspiration to others currently in the same situation to emerge from the system as successful productive members of society. The stories are true to life, sometimes painful, yet full of hope, revealing those who have graduated and gone on to make the most of their lives, in spite of their challenging beginnings.
The stories within A Dream Deferred, a Joy Achieved teach the important lesson that one should never give up, even if circumstances aren't the brightest and opportunity isn't immediately present. Those dreams will still be there in the future, and it is up to the foster children to make the best of their current situations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416575481
  • Publisher: Strebor Books
  • Publication date: 12/4/2007
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 310 KB

Table of Contents


Familiar Names
Walter Dean Myers     1
Deborah Gregory     9
Christian Keyes     19
Woe is Me     25
Jessica Holter     27
Chris "Kazi" Rolle     33
Why Did You Go?     37
Five
Can't Stay in the Box     45
Temporary Stay     51
Everyone Wants to Be Loved     55
Finding Home     61
All Grown Up     69
They     75
Represent
Finding My Father     81
Learning To Love Again     89
Great Expectations     93
Goodbye, Harlem     101
Me vs. The World     107
Other Voices
Borrowed Siblings     119
Riding the E-Train to Here     131
My Life: The Child of a Foster Mom     145
Trial Basis     153
All Else Aside: Jerry and Me     161
...And Nothing Else and Nothing More     169
September 1986     173
The Pride of Foster Care     179
Resources     195
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