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The Heart Knows Something Different: Teenage Voices from the Foster Care System: Youth Communication

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How well can a bureaucracy replace the family? For the more than 450,000 children living in foster care, this question is crucial. Yet, when the public tries to peer into this largely hidden world, administrators frequently invoke the need for "confidentiality". And the young people themselves - those who really know what foster care is like - are rarely heard. Now, for the first time, The Heart Knows Something Different gives them a voice. In well-crafted narratives that are remarkable for their candor, range of experience, and hard-won insight, more than three dozen young writers (ages 15-20) provide an insider's view of growing up in "the system". In his Foreword, Jonathan Kozol writes, "The dominant theme in this book ... is the power of transcendent moral courage in so many of these young survivors ... (T)here is a special miracle at stake when affirmation of this sort is voiced by those who are surrounded by the symbols of destruction as they speak". Intimate and honest, The Heart Knows Something Different shows us, from the inside, looking out, the mix of pain and fear, and sometimes hope and happiness that the foster care experience involves.

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A New York Public Library "Books for the Teen Age" selection.

Synopsis:

There are more than 450,000 children living in foster care. collects over three dozen personal narratives by young writers, ages 15 to 20, and provides an insider's account of growing up in "the system." It takes us into a world largely hidden from public view, and attests to the mix of pain and fear, and sometimes hope, and sometimes even happiness that the foster care experience involves.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892552184
Subtitle:
Teenage Voices from the Foster Care System
Editor:
Desetta, Al
Editor:
Desetta, Al
Author:
Kozol, Jonathan
Author:
Desetta, Al
Author:
Youth Communication
Author:
Youth Communication, Communication
Editor:
Desetta, Al
Publisher:
Persea
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Foster home care
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Adoption
Subject:
Foster children
Subject:
Group homes for teenagers -- United States -- Case studies.
Subject:
Group homes for teenagers
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Adoption & Fostering
Subject:
Teenagers -- United States -- Case studies.
Subject:
Foster home care -- United States.
Subject:
Work
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
Perl 76.
Publication Date:
19961001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6 x 0.7 in 0.78 lb

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"Synopsis" by , There are more than 450,000 children living in foster care. collects over three dozen personal narratives by young writers, ages 15 to 20, and provides an insider's account of growing up in "the system." It takes us into a world largely hidden from public view, and attests to the mix of pain and fear, and sometimes hope, and sometimes even happiness that the foster care experience involves.
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