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Author Ambroz, David, author.

Title A place called home : a memoir / David Ambroz.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Legacy Lit, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - New Materials  92 BIOGRAPHY AMBROZ    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield at the Atrium  BIOG. AMBROZ, D.    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  B AMBROZ, DAVID    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B AMBROZ DAVID    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B AMBROZ, DAVID    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Whiton Branch - Non Fiction  B AMBROZ, DAVID    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B AMBROZ, D.    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG AMBROZ, DAVID    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Biographies  B AMBROZ    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult New Materials  B AMBROZ DAVID A    Missing

Edition First edition.
Description 370 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "As a child, David Ambroz was raised homeless in New York City, the home of Wall Street and more than 100,000 homeless children. For David and his two siblings, their mother's diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia sets them in motion for a life of poverty, violence and instability as they travel across New York and New England seeking shelter. For eleven years, home for David means living in train stations, subway cars, 24-hour diners, and wherever is safe and warm; bathing in public restrooms; and stealing food to quell his hunger. When he gets into foster care, it feels like salvation, but it soon proves to be just as unsafe for young people--more of his foster siblings are put on a prison pipeline than college-bound. Surmounting violence, continued poverty and physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his caregivers, David harnesses an inner grit to escape the inevitable outcome for kids like him. He takes shelter and finds hope on his own in libraries, schools, and in the occasional adult angel. Through hard work and unwavering resolve, he is able to get into Vassar College, the first significant step out from the yolk of poverty, and later graduates UCLA School of Law. This heart-wrenching and inspiring story about young people pulls back the curtain on homelessness and poverty in the lives of children and shines a pivotal light on generations of kids that have been systematically ignored and overlooked. A Place Called Home is both David's powerful personal account through the lens of a child surviving it daily. And as the go-to child welfare advocate for the Obama administration and major U.S. companies, A Place Called Home is a beckoning call to our national conscience to move from pity to action."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Ambroz, David.
Homeless children -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Foster children -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / Child Abuse.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Children's Studies.
Foster children. (OCoLC)fst00933178
Homeless children. (OCoLC)fst00959426
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9780306903540 (hardcover)
0306903547 (hardcover)
9780306875212 (ebook)
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