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Three little words : a memoir

Author: Ashley Rhodes-Courter
Publisher: New York : Atheneum, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Sunshine, you're my baby and I'm your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she's not your mama." Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes, living by those words. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster care system.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Juvenile works
Young adult nonfiction
Teen nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Ashley Rhodes-Courter; Ashley Rhodes-Courter; Ashley Rhodes-Courter; Ashley Rhodes-Courter
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Rhodes-Courter
ISBN: 9781416948063 1416948066 9781416948070 1416948074
OCLC Number: 138340651
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
Ashley spent nine years in foster care after being taken away from her mother. She endured many caseworkers, moving from school to school and manipulative, humiliating and abusive treatment from one foster family. See how she survives and eventually thrives against the odds.
Ages 14 up.
1st ed.
PromptCat-YBP
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009.
Target Audience: Ages 14 up.
Description: 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Ashley Rhodes-Courter.
Local System Bib Number:
.b28433762

Abstract:

"Sunshine, you're my baby and I'm your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she's not your mama." Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes, living by those words. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster care system. Painful memories of being taken away from her home quickly become consumed by real-life horrors, where Ashley is juggled between caseworkers, shuffled from school to school, and forced to endure manipulative, humiliating treatment from a very abusive foster family. In this memoir, Ashley finds the courage to succeed -- and in doing so, discovers the power of her own voice.
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