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Bridge, Andrew

Works: 5 works in 35 publications in 3 languages and 2,376 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV883.C2, 362.733092
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Publications about Andrew Bridge
Publications by Andrew Bridge
Most widely held works about Andrew Bridge
Most widely held works by Andrew Bridge
Xi wang de hai zi by Andrew Bridge( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and Italian and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Relates the author's harrowing family circumstances that led to his placement in the equally daunting foster-care system, and describes how he beat the odds through high academic achievement
Broken by life, saved by love by Andrew Bridge( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
A devastatingly moving memoir of a lost childhood with a schizophrenic mother and in a bizarre foster home
Hope's boy by Andrew Bridge( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
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
English (29)
Chinese (3)
Italian (3)
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