Want students to read more? So does Townsend Press. That's why we created the Townsend Library—a collection of high-interest paperbacks that engage readers. These books feature compelling human stories and include an afterword and author commentary to deepen readers' enjoyment. Acclaimed by educators and readers alike, each Townsend Library book is available to schools for $3.
In her first book, Foster Care Odyssey, Theresa Cameron unforgettably described the 18 years she spent as a “ward of the state”—a black girl growing up under the control of a largely white charity in Buffalo, New York. In this sequel, Theresa tells of what happened after she “aged out” of the foster care system. Without family or community support, Theresa struggles to find her way through the maze of adult life, from college and employment to friendship and romance. Throughout it all, the one-time abandoned black baby grapples with questions of her own identity and place in an often inhospitable world.