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Shape-shifting My Way Home: A Life in Foster Care

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by: Theresa C. Miller
Books with a 5 star rating  (1)
Publication Date: January 9, 2019
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 315
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9780578436326
$15.99

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Book Synopsis
In Theresa Miller's remarkable memoir of how to survive in the foster care system - and in the process become whole - when the ground keeps shifting, is a story not only of redemption but of resiliency and clear insight.

Miller offers the evidence of a way through foster care - by reading books and telling stories about the events of one's life as they occur, by reframing one's stories and putting them in the context of the great children's stories, the Grimm Brothers Tales. Despite pain and anguish of parental neglect and mental illness, despite the unending number of homes and families Miller was asked to "fit" into, Miller chronicles what saved her, what brought her - not quite unscathed but whole - through the forest of goblins that was - and sometimes still is - the foster care system.

Few books on foster care tell a story that ends in WOW!
Customer Comments
Diane Coffelt
Posted: March 3, 2019
Customer comment 5 star rating
Ms. Miller's story is poignant and heart-wrenching, told genuinely and honestly, primarily from the perspective of a child to a young adult. The reader "lives through" each childhood experience with the author while at the same time joyfully partakes in her perseverance and resiliency to, again and again, rise above the negativity she so often faced. An enlightening tale which leaves the reader with a message of both positivity and encouragement in knowing that even the worst obstacles in life can be willfully overcome.