- 2015 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Young Adult Nonfiction (Children's)
Although his memoir contains violence and mature themes—abuse, foster care, poverty, crime—Alton Carter tells the story of his rough childhood in a style that both enlightens and inspires. Older children will see themselves and their classmates in Carter’s portrayal of foster families, teachers who stereotype, and peers who drag others into trouble. This autobiography could guide at-risk children through tough circumstances. It is at times heartbreaking but always hopeful. Ages twelve and up.
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