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The Resource A Chance in the World

A Chance in the World

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A Chance in the World
Title
A Chance in the World
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Summary
"Pemberton's beautifully told story is a rags to riches journey—beginning in a place and with a jarring set of experiences that could have destroyed his life. But Steve's refusal to give in to those forces, and his resolve to create a better life, shows a courage and resilience that is an example for many of us to follow."—Stedman Graham, author, educatorHome is the place where our life stories begin. A Chance in the World is the astonishing true story of a boy destined to become a man of resiliencedeterminationand vision.Down in the dank basement, amidst my moldy, hoarded food and beloved worm-eaten books, I dreamed that my real home, the place where my story had begun, was out there somewhere, and one day I was going to find it.Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives a terrifying existence. Caught in the clutches of a cruel foster family and subjected to constant abuse, Steve finds his only refuge in a box of books given to him by a kind stranger. In these books, he discovers new worlds he can only imagine and begins to hope that one day he might have a different life, that one day he will find his true home.A fair-complexioned boy with blue eyes, a curly Afro, and a Polish last name, he is determined to unravel the mystery of his origins and find his birth family. Armed with just a single clue, Steve embarks on an extraordinary quest for his identity, only to find that nothing is as it appears.Through it all, Steve's story teaches us that no matter how broken our past, no matter how great our misfortunes, we have it in us to create a new beginning and to build a place where love awaits
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Pemberton, Steve
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Nonfiction
Label
A Chance in the World
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:7bbf9244-e43b-43cd-ba6e-96a502e7c5b9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781595554161
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Chance in the World
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7bbf9244-e43b-43cd-ba6e-96a502e7c5b9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781595554161
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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