To the End of June, Cris Beam
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To the End of June
The Intimate Life of American Foster Care

Author: Cris Beam

Narrator: Susan Ericksen

Unabridged: 12 hr 6 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download (DRM Protected)

Published: 02/20/2018


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 very moving, powerful look at a system charged with caring for nearly half a million children across the U.S." ---Booklist Starred Review