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A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive / Dave Pelzer.

Pelzer, David J. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Union Co PL - Liberty Bio Pel (Text) 34194001171793 BIO Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780757319105
  • ISBN: 0757319106
  • Physical Description: xi, 184 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, [1995]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: Omaha Neb. : Omaha Press Pub. Co., 1993.
Formatted Contents Note:
The rescue -- Good times -- Bad boy -- The fight for food -- The accident -- While father is away -- The Lord's Prayer -- Epilogue -- Perspectives on child abuse.
Summary, etc.:
[This book] is [an] account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it."--Back cover.
Target Audience Note:
Young Adult.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 5.8 5.
Subject: Pelzer, David J.
Abused children > California > Daly City > Biography.
Children of alcoholics > California > Daly City > Biography.
Abusive mothers > Family relationships > California > Daly City.
Family violence > California > Daly City.
Foster home care > California.
Family violence.
Abusive mothers > Family relationships.
Children of alcoholics.
Foster home care.
Abused children.
Child abuse.
Daly City (Calif.)
Children of alcoholics > Biography.
Child Abuse.
Child of Impaired Parents.
Foster Home Care.
Genre: Biographies.
Personal Narratives.
Young adult.
Young adult > Nonfiction.
Personal narratives.

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