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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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