A Chance in the World (Young Readers Edition): An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home

A Chance in the World (Young Readers Edition): An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home

by Steve Pemberton
A Chance in the World (Young Readers Edition): An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home

A Chance in the World (Young Readers Edition): An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home

by Steve Pemberton

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Overview

No matter how broken our past or great our misfortunes, we can create a new beginning and build a life of love and kindness.

Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives in the clutches of a cruel foster family. He finds his only refuge in a box of books given to him by a kind stranger, books that take him to new worlds he can only imagine. He begins to hope that one day he might have a different life.

As he grows, Steve is determined to unravel the mystery of his origins and find his birth family. A light-skinned boy with blue eyes, a curly Afro, and a Polish last name, he embarks on an extraordinary quest for his identity, armed with only one clue. Yet nothing is as it appears.

In this inspiring and harrowing memoir, A Chance in the World teaches children:

  • to begin each day with hope
  • that there is goodness in the world, and it is possible to be a beacon of light for others
  • that they can overcome challenging circumstances
  • that everyone comes from different backgrounds and has value
  • to apply Steve's inspirational message to their own lives, through age-appropriate discussion questions

This new youth adaption, written for 8 to 12 year-olds, shares Steve's journey with sensitivity, honesty, and hope. Adapted from the USA Today bestselling memoir, A Chance in the World.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400225149
Publisher: Nelson, Tommy
Publication date: 04/20/2021
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Steve Pemberton is Chief People Officer for Workhuman, the leading online platform bringing positivity to the workplace through social recognition. Prior to assuming his role at Workhuman, Steve was a Senior Human Resources Executive at Walgreens. Steve and his wife, Tonya, are the proud parents of three children.

Table of Contents

The First Memory 1

The Mirror's Secrets 4

This Is the Place 7

Some Kind of Mistake 10

Rules of the House 16

A Briar Patch of Books 18

The Book Angel 24

Not If, but When 28

Silver and Red 32

Watchful Eyes 36

Tall Robes and White Gloves 43

The Best Secret Keeper 48

The Clubhouse 51

Operation Blanket 55

You Can't Run Forever 62

Questions and Answers 67

Word Traps 72

Talented and Gifted 79

Rule Breakers 84

Robin Hood 90

The Boxer 94

The Capture 99

Closer Than You Think 104

The Stand 109

Freedom Date 113

No More 119

The Escape 127

The Last One 131

What Goes Around… 137

A Long Shot 141

The Wanderer 147

Am I Ready? 151

A Fighting Spirit 159

There Were Others 167

The Golden Boy 170

A Lost Mother 176

You Need to Know 179

Found and Lost 186

A New Name 190

New Beginnings 193

The Last Child 196

As Soon As I Saw You 202

Mother's Day 208

An Old Friend 217

A Child's Need 221

A Mother's Voice 224

A Father's Voice 233

The Next Time 240

Resource Page: You Can Help Stop Abuse 244

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