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

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A New York Times Notable Book that “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 triumph of narrative reporting and storytelling.” —The New York Times
 
“[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
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About the author

Cris Beam is the author of several award-winning books, including To The End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care, and Transparent: Love, Family and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers. Her journalism has been featured in several national magazines and on public radio. Beam teaches creative writing at Columbia, NYU, and Bayview Women's Correctional Facility and lives in New York City.
 
 
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Publisher
HMH
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Published on
Aug 13, 2013
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Pages
337
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ISBN
9780547999531
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Adoption & Fostering
Social Science / Human Services
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