Foster home care
Feb 27, 2008 — Andrew Bridge was just six years old when he saw his mother slit her wrists. She survived, but Bridge spent the next decade in abusive foster homes. Now a lawyer and advocate for kids in the foster system, Bridge documents his childhood experience in Hope's Boy.
May 26, 2006 — Here's a way to travel, without suffering the high prices of fuel these days: Read one of Alan Cheuse's summer reading book picks. One of them is bound to move you someplace beyond your beach chair.
May 26, 2006 — In his roundup of summer reading for All Things Considered, book critic Alan Cheuse includes this title for children by Lois Lowry. It's a book about the tiny imaginary, but quite believable, creatures that bestow dreams on us while we sleep.
Dec 15, 2005 — The gift of beautiful prose, given to someone on the edge of loving words and their arrangements, is an invaluable present, writes commentator and novelist Susan Straight. She shares some of the titles she'll be giving this year.