A Child Called 'It'

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781409151395

Category: Abused children

Page: 240

View: 9408


Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother - a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games. She no longer considered Dave a son, but a slave; no longer a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and unwashed, and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dog's bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting and inspirational book of the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive.

A Child Called It

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 1558743669

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 6608


Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother

A Child Called "It"

Author: David J. Pelzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435235632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 5153


Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother

A Child Called Hope

Author: Pat Allen Kaplon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456870904

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 161

View: 5004


Hope, a thin, tow-headed child with sad hazel eyes, stands barefooted in a dusty farm lane, watching the horse-drawn wagon take her mother away. Her beloved Momma has died a senseless death, and Hope must face life without her guidance and love. Pop, completely broken by his young wife, Lucy’s, sudden death, turns more and more to the bottle to ease his pain. Hope’s baby sister, Nollie, is taken away by relatives, and Hope sees her world being destroyed. From the hard scrabble farm in Appalachia where she was born, through homes of relatives and a foster home, to the coal towns of Western Maryland, Hope seeks to fi nd someone to love her, a home of her own, and a way to come to grips with the loss of Momma, the center of her young world. Follow Hope as she follows the fascinating journey to find happiness and closure.

Roe's Hope: A Child called RAGE

Author: Carol L. Caudle

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1794707476

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 3893


For a baby born dependent to Opioids his beginning would be painful, fearful and an unfair life. Moments after delivery, someone wrapped and stuffed Sage into a box, placing him in a closet of a restricted apartment building. Wandering the floors was an woman that heard Sage's frantic cries. Shortly thereafter, Sage had been taken to County General for examination, medical treatment and placed in the NICU ward. He was suffering from withdrawal symptoms, respiratory complications as well as yearning for his mother. Miss Eva Perez, Sage's birth mother has vanished. Leaving behind no evidence, clues or leads to help in tracking her. Eva, once finding out she was pregnant, sought treatment in an outpatient facility for her Heroin use. Meanwhile, Prosecuting Attorneys, Roe Wilson and Alex Carter were asked to help search for Eva. With concerns about her connection to a certain individual, Roe and Alex had to thread on thin ice. Being cautious not to spook and put this individual on the run.

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328558

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 2196


Nonfiction is widely read and is increasingly prominent in the curriculum.

A Child Called Happiness

Author: Stephan Collishaw

Publisher: Legend Press Ltd

ISBN: 1787198804

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7051


Three days after arriving in Zimbabwe, Natalie discovers an abandoned newborn baby on a hill near her uncle’s farm. 115 years earlier, the hill was home to the Mazowe village where Chief Tafara governed at a time of great unrest.

Thinking Themselves Free

Author: Cynthia Miller Coffel

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433109720

Category: Education

Page: 169

View: 9679


Thinking Themselves Free presents humane, tender portraits of a small group of teen mothers trying to finish high school, and describes the ways in which reading, writing, and schooling shaped these young women's lives. The book suggests ways in which deeply held ideas about class, appropriate gender roles, and the expression of emotion in school affect educators' relationships with students who are different from the middle-class norm. Teachers of teen mothers describe with poignancy the young women's struggles to balance motherhood, work, and school, and suggest how schools could change to become more open to the diversity of life choice these women express. Because this book addresses the problems of struggling readers, working class students, and the teachers who serve them, its greatest audience will be among pre-service and in-service teachers and teacher educators interested in literacy education, qualitative research, education reform, gender equity, social justice, and the teaching of young adult literature.