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Hope's boy [a memoir]

Relates the author's harrowing family circumstances that led to his placement in the equally daunting foster-care system, and describes how he beat the odds through high academic achievement.

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  • "Relates the author's harrowing family circumstances that led to his placement in the equally daunting foster-care system, and describes how he beat the odds through high academic achievement."
  • "Relates the author's harrowing family circumstances that led to his placement in the equally daunting foster-care system, and describes how he beat the odds through high academic achievement."@en
  • "When Andrew Bridge was seven years old, he and his mother slid deeper and deeper into poverty, until they were reduced to scavenging for food in trash bins. Welfare officials did little more than threaten to take Andrew away, until a social worker arrived with a police escort and did just that, while his mother screamed on the sidewalk. This began Andrew's descent into the foster care system - 'care' being a terrible irony, as he received almost none for the next eleven years."
  • "When Andrew Bridge was seven years old, he and his mother slid deeper and deeper into poverty, until they were reduced to scavenging for food in trash bins. Welfare officials did little more than threaten to take Andrew away, until a social worker arrived with a police escort and did just that, while his mother screamed on the sidewalk. This began Andrew's descent into the foster care system - 'care' being a terrible irony, as he received almost none for the next eleven years."@en
  • "From a disastrous decade in foster care to Harvard Law School and beyond: this is the profoundly moving memoir of one boy who beat the system."
  • "When Andrew Bridge was seven years old, he and his mother-a mentally unstable woman who loved her child more than she could care for him-slid deeper and deeper into poverty, until they were reduced to scavenging for food in trash bins. Welfare officials did little more than threaten to take Andrew away, until a social worker arrived with a police escort and did just that while his mother screamed on the sidewalk. And so began Andrew's descent into the foster care system-"care" being a terrible irony, as he received almost none for the next eleven years.Academic achievement was Andrew's ticket out of hell-a scholarship to Wesleyan University led to Harvard Law School and a Fulbright Scholarship. Now an accomplished adult, he has dedicated his life to working on behalf of the frightened children still lost in the system. Hope's Boy is his story, a story of endurance and the power of love and, most of all, of hope."@en

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  • "Hope's boy [a memoir]"@en
  • "Hope's boy [a memoir]"
  • "Hope's boy"
  • "Hope's boy"@en
  • "Hope's boy : [a memoir]"
  • "Hope's boy : broken by life, saved by love"
  • "Hope's Boy A Memoir"
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  • "Hope's boy a memoir"
  • "Il bambino di Hope"
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