A child called "It": one child's courage to survive

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This book chronicles the unforgettable 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 tortuous, 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."

Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.

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9780739400616
9781402510052
9781558743663
9781428168039
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.8, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
850L
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Grouped Work ID 52ada338-9385-aac3-5738-daa606236937
Grouping Title child called it one childs courage to survive
Grouping Author pelzer david j
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-15 09:31:06AM
Last Indexed 2018-08-15 09:33:43AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.8
auth_author2 Keeler, Brian, 1953-, Keeler, Brian.
author Pelzer, David J.
author2-role Findaway World, LLC., Keeler, Brian,1953-, Keeler, Brian.
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available_at_catalog Donelson
collection_catalog Audiobook, Biography
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display_description Dave Pelzer's story is the story of a child brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games -- games that left one of her three sons nearly dead. Dave 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'
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publishDate 1995, 2001
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series David Pelzer trilogy
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subject_facet Abused children -- California -- Biography, Abused children -- California -- Daly City -- Biography, Abusive mothers -- California -- Daly City -- Family elationships, Abusive mothers -- California -- Daly City -- Family relationships, Audiobooks, Children of alcoholics -- California -- Biography, Children of alcoholics -- California -- Daly City -- Biography, Family violence -- California -- Daly City, Foster home care -- California, Pelzer, David J
title_display A child called "It" : one child's courage to survive
title_full A child called "It" : one child's courage to survive / Dave Pelzer, A child called "It" [kit] : one child's courage to survive / by Dave Pelzer, A child called "it" [sound recording] : one child's courage to survive / Dave Pelzer
title_short A child called "It" :
title_sub one child's courage to survive
topic_facet Abused children, Abusive mothers, Audiobooks, Children of alcoholics, Family relationships, Family violence, Foster home care, Pelzer, David J