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LocationBradford PL
TitleA place called home : a memoir / David Ambroz.
AuthorAmbroz, David, author.
Call No362.7 AMB
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
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Call NoBarcodeCirc StatusLocation
362.7 AMB50362005331089AvailableBradford PL
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 0306903547 : $30.00
International Standard Book Number 9780306903540 : $30.00
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 362.7/75692092 B 23/eng/20220511
Personal Name Ambroz, David, author.
Title Statement A place called home : a memoir / David Ambroz.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : Legacy Lit, 2022.
Physical Description 370 pages ; 24 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Summary, Etc. "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-Personal Name Ambroz, David.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Foster children New York (State) New York Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Homeless children New York (State) New York Biography.

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