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To the End of June

The Intimate Life Of American Foster Care

By Cris Beam

A New York Times Notable Book

“Casts a searing eye on the labyrinth that is the American foster care system.” — NPR’s On Point

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.

“[A] powerful . . . and refreshing read.” — Chicago Tribune

“A sharp critique of foster-care policies and a searching exploration of the meaning of family.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Heart-rending and tentatively hopeful.” — Salon

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • 362.73309 Bea, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780151014125


Format: Book
Author: Beam, Cris
Summary: An intimate, authoritative look at the foster care system that examines why it is failing the kids it is supposed to protect and what can be done to change it.
Title: To the end of June : the intimate life of American foster care / Cris Beam.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Subject: Foster home care -- United States
Isbn: 9780151014125 0151014124
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 362.73309 Bea
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Bib Id: 441893

Format: Book
Author: Beam, Cris
Summary: An intimate, authoritative look at the foster care system that examines why it is failing the kids it is supposed to protect and what can be done to change it.
Title: To the end of June : the intimate life of American foster care / Cris Beam.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Description: xvii, 313 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Foster home care -- United States
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Preface -- Catch -- King Solomon's baby -- Eye of the beholder -- Timing is anything -- Drugs in the system -- Catch as catch can -- Hold -- Surge control -- Chutes and ladders and chutes -- Arrested in development -- Taking agency -- Homespun -- Release -- Fantasy islands -- There's something about Mary -- Experiment -- Touching the elephant -- Last call -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Acknowledgments.
LCCN: 2013001331
ISBN: 9780151014125
ISBN: 0151014124
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 362.73309 Bea