Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl's Story

Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl's Story

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  • Author: Theresa Cameron
  • SKU/ISBN: 1-59194-098-2
  • Year: 2007
  • Page count: 381
  • Reading level: 8
  • Lexile Level: 880L
  • Availability: In stock


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The year is 1954. Abandoned by her teenage mother, a baby girl is left in the care of a charity in Buffalo, New York.

The baby is black in a city and at a time in which blacks and whites have little to do with one another; the charity is an overwhelmingly white organization. Little Theresa Cameron is placed into this racially divided world.

In this shattering account of her eighteen years as a “ward of the state,” Cameron takes us inside the life of a foster child. She shares with us her heartbreaking struggle to survive in a foster-care system where children’s welfare often seemed the lowest priority.