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It is easy to forget that beneath the abstractions of academia, the impersonal "clients" for whom programs, practice models, policies, and theories are developed, lies the individual human being whose story, though implied, is seldom fully told. In Rose's Story, stark reality fleshes out the abstractions found in textbooks. Rose (Wanda Bibb) reveals breaches of social just ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published April 28th 2003 by Waveland Press
(first published April 2003)
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This book was required reading for an Intro to Social Work class. The author, one who fell victim to a complicated and flawed system, writes purely in her own words with minimal editing. This is not a narrative with many flowery details or information added for literary effect. It is straightforward, simplistic, and because of its bluntness, I think, kept me attentive throughout the story. It highlights the horrors of a foster care and welfare system from the 40s throughout the late 80s. The boo ...more