To the End of June by Cris Beam audiobook

To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care

By Cris Beam
Read by Susan Ericksen

Tantor Audio 9780544103443
12.25 Hours 1
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Who are the children of foster care? What, as a country, do we owe them? Cris Beam, a foster mother herself, spent five years immersed in the world of foster care looking into these questions and tracing firsthand stories. The result is To the End of June, an unforgettable portrait that takes us deep inside the lives of foster children in their search for a stable, loving family. Beam shows us the intricacies of growing up in the system—the back-and-forth with agencies, the rootless shuffling between homes, the emotionally charged tug between foster and birth parents, the terrifying push out of foster care and into adulthood. Humanizing and challenging a broken system, To the End of June offers a tribute to resiliency and hope for real change.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Notable Book

An NPR Best Book of 2013

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book of 2013

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2013

An ALA Notable Book of 2014

Who are the children of foster care? What, as a country, do we owe them? Cris Beam, a foster mother herself, spent five years immersed in the world of foster care looking into these questions and tracing firsthand stories. The result is To the End of June, an unforgettable portrait that takes us deep inside the lives of foster children in their search for a stable, loving family.

Beam shows us the intricacies of growing up in the system—the back-and-forth with agencies, the rootless shuffling between homes, the emotionally charged tug between foster and birth parents, the terrifying push out of foster care and into adulthood. Humanizing and challenging a broken system, To the End of June offers a tribute to resiliency and hope for real change.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A very moving, powerful look at a system charged with caring for nearly half a million children across the U.S. Booklist Starred Review
“Informative, poignant, passionate, and persuasive…Almost certain to generate a sense of urgency in readers to fix a broken system.” Huffington Post
“A challenging and refreshing read.” Chicago Tribune
“A triumph of narrative reporting and storytelling, as well as a thorough and nuanced analysis of an American institution deeply in need of reform.” New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: Cris Beam

Author Bio: Cris Beam

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 12.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English