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To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care

A deep dive into the intricacies of foster care in America, from a reporter who spent five years interviewing foster youth, foster parents, social workers, and judges, and who faithfully recounts their stories and perspectives.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma

A pioneering researcher and one of the world’s foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing. Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath...

The Language of Flowers

This is a beautiful novel written from the perspective of a young woman who spent most of her childhood in foster care. Her story very accurately portrays her challenges, her resilience, and how having one person...

Hope’s Boy

This memoir tells the story of a young boy forced into foster care at age 7 because of his mother's inability to care for him because of mental illness. Though Andrew Bridge went on to graduate from...