The Resource To the end of June : the intimate life of American foster care, Cris Beam

To the end of June : the intimate life of American foster care, Cris Beam

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To the end of June : the intimate life of American foster care
Title
To the end of June
Title remainder
the intimate life of American foster care
Statement of responsibility
Cris Beam
Title variation
Intimate life of American foster care
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Who are the children of foster care? What, as a country, do we owe them? Cris Beam, a foster mother herself, spent five years immersed in the world of foster care, looking into these questions and tracing firsthand stories. The result is To the End of June, an unforgettable portrait that takes us deep inside the lives of foster children at the critical points in their search for a stable, loving family. The book mirrors the life cycle of a foster child and so begins with the removal of babies and kids from birth families. There..s.. a teenage birth mother in Texas who signs away her parental rights on a napkin only to later reconsider, crushing the hopes of her baby..s.. adoptive parents. Beam then paints an unprecedented portrait of the intricacies of growing up in the system, the back-and-forth with agencies, the shuffling between pre-adoptive homes and group homes, the emotionally charged tug of prospective adoptive parents and the fundamental pull of birth parents. And then what happens as these system-reared kids become adults? Beam closely follows a group of teenagers in New York who are grappling with what aging out will mean for them and meets a woman who has parented eleven kids from the system, almost all over the age of eighteen, and all still in desperate need of a sense of home and belonging
Summary
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
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10214738
Cataloging source
DLC
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Beam, Cris
Dewey number
362.73/30973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foster home care
  • Foster children
Target audience
adult
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the intimate life of American foster care
Label
To the end of June : the intimate life of American foster care, Cris Beam
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface -- Author's note -- Catch -- King solomon's baby -- Eye of the beholder -- Timing is anything -- Drugs in the system -- Catch as catch can -- Hold -- Surge control -- Chutes and ladders and chutes -- Arrested in development -- Taking agency -- Homespun -- Release -- Fantasy islands -- There's something about mary -- Experiment -- Touching the elephant -- Last call -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 313 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780151014125
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780151014125
  • 15831530
Label
To the end of June : the intimate life of American foster care, Cris Beam
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface -- Author's note -- Catch -- King solomon's baby -- Eye of the beholder -- Timing is anything -- Drugs in the system -- Catch as catch can -- Hold -- Surge control -- Chutes and ladders and chutes -- Arrested in development -- Taking agency -- Homespun -- Release -- Fantasy islands -- There's something about mary -- Experiment -- Touching the elephant -- Last call -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 313 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780151014125
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780151014125
  • 15831530

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