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Dead Or In Prison

Author : George Duvall
ISBN : 0990314103
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 37.48 MB
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Crime . . . Poverty . . Racism. George rose above it all. His journey through Foster Care was at times difficult, at times touching and at times very funny. His story will inspire anyone working with young people. Especially those in Foster and Adoptive Care, from Foster Parents to Youth, Social Workers and Foster Care Agencies. While his story begin with crime, poverty and racism, it ends with love, belonging and hope. Love . . . Belonging . . . Hope
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Journey Into Russia

Author : Jens Mühling
ISBN : 9781907973970
Genre : Travel
File Size : 76.21 MB
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When German journalist Jens Mühling met Juri, a Russian television producer selling stories about his homeland, he was mesmerized by what he heard: the real Russia and Ukraine were more unbelievable than anything he could have invented. The encounter changed Mühling’s life, triggering a number of journeys to Ukraine and deep into the Russian heartland on a quest for stories of ordinary and extraordinary people. Away from the bright lights of Moscow, Mühling met and befriended a Dostoevskian cast of characters, including a hermit from Tayga who had only recently discovered the existence of a world beyond the woods, a Ukrainian Cossack who defaced the statue of Lenin in central Kiev, and a priest who insisted on returning to Chernobyl to preach to the stubborn few determined to remain in the exclusion zone. Unveiling a portion of the world whose contradictions, attractions, and absurdities are still largely unknown to people outside its borders, A Journey into Russia is a much-needed glimpse into one of today’s most significant regions.
Category: Travel

The Silent Epidemic A Child Psychiatrist S Journey Beyond Death Row

Author : Susan D. Rich, MD, MPH
ISBN : 9781483448800
Genre : Science
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The Silent Epidemic addresses a critical public health problem in America – the leading preventable cause of birth defects, neurodevelopmental disorders, and intellectual disability: prenatal alcohol exposure. From her work in community health, forensic psychiatry, and private practice, Dr. Rich provides insight into the prevalence of neurodevelopmental disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure (ND-PAE) among juveniles accused of violent crimes, in neighborhoods where America’s “least valued” citizens reside, and even in upper middle class communities. The problem develops as early as the first three weeks of pregnancy, when many women are unaware that they are pregnant. With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, affected individuals can avoid a lifetime of lost potential from substance use disorders, incarceration, unemployment, and homelessness.
Category: Science

The Fourth Watch

Author : Edwin J. Attella
ISBN : 9781468911251
Genre : Fiction
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Red Whorley was one of the richest men in Massachusetts. He was a popular and controversial figure, known as much for his big lifestyle and courthouse battles as for his exotic business and enormous charity. When he turned up dead in the pool on his lavish estate, the police determined that his death was an accidental drowning. That result was quickly challenged by Whorley's beautiful daughter, Carolyn, but the police and other family members dismissed her objections as the product of emotional loss, and the case was closed.
Category: Fiction

Deadly Thirst

Author : Donna Goodenough
ISBN : 9781412005524
Genre : True Crime
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Deadly Thirst is the true story of four-year-old foster child Andy Setzer, who was murdered in Perris California August 2, 1999. Deadly Thirst follows Andy from conception to burial and reveals, in riveting investigative style, the series of deadly blunders that led Riverside County Child Protection officials to herd him into a one-way slaughter chute of foster care and straight into the hands of death. Andy's story is a frightening journey into the grim, dark side of foster care. The author paints a gripping psychological portrait of Andy's killer, Theresa Barroso and her morass of lies as she strives to place the blame solely upon her withdrawn and mentally challenged husband. Equally compelling is a behind-the-scenes look into the investigation that revealed Barroso's habitual need to vent her anger on a defenseless child. The sensational courtroom drama is undeniably graphic, an absolute page-turner, resulting in a verdict that will shock even the most ardent readers of chilling true-crime. Includes thirteen pages of evidentiary documents and crime scene photos.
Category: True Crime

Prison Baby

Author : Deborah Jiang-Stein
ISBN : 9780807098110
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A deeply personal and inspiring memoir recounting one woman’s struggles—beginning with her birth in prison—to find self-acceptance Prison Baby is a revised and substantially expanded version of Deborah Jiang Stein’s self-published memoir, Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus. Even at twelve years old, Deborah, the adopted daughter of a progressive Jewish couple in Seattle, felt like an outsider. Her mixed Asian features set her apart from her white, well-intentioned parents who evaded questions about her past. But when she discovered a letter revealing the truth of her prison birth to a heroin-addicted mother—and that she spent the first year of life in prison—Deborah spiraled into emotional lockdown. For years she turned to drugs, violence, and crime as a way to cope with her grief. Ultimately, Deborah overcame the stigma, shame, and secrecy of her birth, and found peace by helping others—proving that redemption and acceptance are possible even from the darkest corners. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Leaving The Light On

Author : Gary Smalley
ISBN : 0880708409
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Sharing principles that work, these wise counselors offer parents the chance to build solid, memory-filled family relationships today that will encourage their children tomorrow to return to where love is freely given -- home.
Category: Family & Relationships

Home Remedies

Author : Gary Smalley
ISBN : PSU:000019409801
Genre : Religion
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Discusses the foundation of loving relationships, and suggests solutions to common family and parenting problems
Category: Religion

The Cards Of Life

Author : Erica Pooler
ISBN : 9781466922662
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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People say I inspire them, but I'm not sure why; I am a young girl from the hood who made it out. I don't consider myself to have all the answers. My childhood life was hell from as far back as I can remember. By the age of five years old, I had been exposed to homelessness and child molestation. I was placed in foster care and four different living situations (from one home to another), in and out of the court system, exposed to child protection agencies, missing my father who was in prison, and dealing with my mother who was in and out of jail as well as addicted to crack cocaine and men who were no good for her. As far as I can remember, this was my life before kindergarten. I have lived through life's many struggles and persevered through every storm that blew my way. I am writing this story to inspire you. As you are going through your storms, let my stories of triumph and encouragement minister to your spirit and give you the strength to fight through any given situation (molestation, rape, failure, death, legal problems, horrific home situations, problems at work, financial woes, and any given burden). I challenge you to lay them down one by one and press forward to become a stronger you. I hope that you become motivated with every scripture and quote. Do not let the statistics in society that condemn you to fail define you. It is my prayer that you can keep moving forward and see the light at the end of the tunnel. I want you to know it is not where you start but how you finish. Not everyone is equal, as we are born into circumstances beyond our control. Some of us have more advantages than others do, whether it is better homes and cars, better parents, or ideal living situations. Like a deck of cards, some of us get the ace of spades and some get the joker. Life is not an even playing field; the cards you're dealt may not be the ones you desire, but if you keep playing your hand you could still win the game. It is what you do with your situation that counts. Don't throw in your hand and quit the game. Play it to the best of your ability. Allow your struggles to make you a stronger and better you. God will not place more on you than you can bear. I would not be the woman I am today if God had not allowed me to go through the hurt and pain of my past. I overcame many obstacles and persevered to become a full-time working mother of five who earned a BA, an MA, an EdS, and a doctoral degree—all by twenty-seven years old—and I was a school administrator by thirty. People tell me that I inspire, motivate, and encourage students, teachers, administrators, and everyday people who hear my story to not give up. I am living proof that you should not give in to statistics that say you will not amount to anything because of the cards of life dealt to you. I have been in education for fifteen years. I enjoy working with alternatively educated, underprivileged, incarcerated and at-risk youth. I am qualified to give my knowledge and expertise because my life speaks for itself. I have witnessed what inspiration and motivation can do for children who have lost all hope or never once believed. This is my story: The Cards of Life. When all hope is gone, trust then believe."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Shopping Cart Boy

Author : Joshua Jordan G H
ISBN : 1988983037
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Joshua tells his life story in this poignant poetry collection: from childhood helping his mom search for bottles and cans from a shopping cart, to grief at finding his mother dead one morning when he was 12, through foster care and street life, to belonging in a new loving family with another mother. We all need to hear his story.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction