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From Both Sides, A Look into the World of Foster Care from Those Who Know It Best

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Recommended for ages 13+.

Written by a foster parent, this book explores the emotions, issues and experiences that accompany being involved in foster care. Split into two sections, this book lets the foster kids tell things from their side and then flips around and looks at things from a foster parent's point of view.

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Published (first published April 8th 2013)
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Casey Kiser
Jan 03, 2015 Casey Kiser rated it it was amazing
"Abuse and neglect are truly the gifts that keep on giving", a quote from the book and a sad, sad reality. This book is amazing. My only complaint is I wished it was longer! Maranda gives us a clear view of how foster kids see the world and though it's painful to read, it must be talked about. I admire Maranda so much for being a foster parent and for bringing this topic to the table. The poems are so heartbreaking...These kids deserve to be heard and loved! I recommend this book to everyone! A ...more
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Sep 21, 2014 Steph rated it it was amazing
Oh, what a beautiful albeit heartbreaking book! A collection of brief poems, it really tugs at the heartstrings. I have been aware of the plight of the foster child (as well as the foster parents) for quite some time now, but reading about their daily lives and their true emotions almost brought me to tears. I can't even imagine what it feels like to either be a foster child or take one into my home, but the author does a wonderful job of educating the public by making it painfully obvious just ...more
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