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The Heart Knows Something Different: Teenage Voices from the Foster Care System

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There are more than 450,000 children living in foster care. The Heart Knows Something Different collects over three dozen personal narratives by young writers, ages 15 to 20, and provides an insider's account of growing up in "the system." It takes us into a world largely hidden from public view, and attests to the mix of pain and fear, and sometimes hope, and sometimes ev ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Persea (first published May 1st 1996)
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Jenn
This book is a collection of vignettes written by teenagers in foster care. Some of the stoires were heartbreaking, but, really, all together I think the book lacked something for me. It is a little dated as well.
Leah Cossette
This book is quite dated, but then, so is the foster care system. An interesting look at young people responding to the system and telling their different stories.
Jaylin
Amazing read. Each story touched my heart.
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