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Hope's boy [electronic resource] : a memoir / Andrew Bridge.

Bridge, Andrew. (Author). Drummond, David. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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Participant or Performer Note: Read by David Drummond.
Summary, etc.: 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.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Foster children California Biography
Foster home care California
Foster parents California
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