Hope's Boy

Hope's Boy

A Memoir

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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When Andrew Bridge was seven years old, he and his mother-a mentally unstable woman who loved her child more than she could care for him-slid deeper and deeper into poverty, until they were reduced to scavenging for food in trash bins. Welfare officials did little more than threaten to take Andrew away, until a social worker arrived with a police escort and did just that while his mother screamed on the sidewalk. And so began Andrew's descent into the foster care system-"care" being a terrible irony, as he received almost none for the next eleven years.Academic achievement was Andrew's ticket out of hell-a scholarship to Wesleyan University led to Harvard Law School and a Fulbright Scholarship. Now an accomplished adult, he has dedicated his life to working on behalf of the frightened children still lost in the system. Hope's Boy is his story, a story of endurance and the power of love and, most of all, of hope.
Publisher: [United States] :, Tantor Audio :, Made available through hoopla,, 2008.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781400126064
1400126061
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.)) :,digital.
data file, rda
digital, Digital recording
Additional Contributors: Drummond, David - Narrator
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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