A chance in the world: an orphan boy, a mysterious past, and how he found a place called home

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"Home is the place where our life stories begin. It is where we are understood, embraced, and accepted. It is a sanctuary of safety and security, a place to which we can always return. Down in the dank basement, amid my moldy, hoarded food and worm-eaten books, I dreamed that my real home, the place where my story had begun, was out there somewhere, and one day I was going to find it." Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives a terrifying existence. Caught in the clutches of a cruel foster family and subjected to constant abuse, Steve finds his only refuge in a box of books given to him by a kind stranger. In these books, he discovers new worlds he can only imagine and begins to hope that one day he might have a different life--that one day he will find his true home. A fair-complexioned boy with blue eyes, a curly Afro, and a Polish last name, he is determined to unravel the mystery of his origins and find his birth family. Armed with just a single clue, Steve embarks on an extra-ordinary quest for his identity, only to learn that nothing is as it appears. A Chance in the World is the unbelievably true story of a wounded and broken boy destined to become a man of resilience, determination, and vision. Through it all, Steve's story teaches us that no matter how broken our past, no matter how great our misfortunes, we have it in us to create a new beginning and to build a place where love awaits.
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Grouping Title chance in the world an orphan boy a mysterious past and how he found a place called home
Grouping Author pemberton steve
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display_description "Steve was only a toddler when his babysitter jotted down these fateful words: 'This little boy doesn't have a chance in the world.' But, despite years of being abandoned, neglected, and forgotten, Steve discovers an unexpected strength to endure and a fierce determination to find his real family and to create a new life for himself. A stirring account of courage, hope, and victory, A Chance in the World is the extraordinary story of what is possible when you dare to believe."--Jacket.
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subject_facet Foster children -- New England -- Biography, Orphans -- New England -- Biography
title_display A chance in the world : an orphan boy, a mysterious past, and how he found a place called home
title_full A Chance in the World An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home, A chance in the world : an orphan boy, a mysterious past, and how he found a place called home / Steve Pemberton
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title_sub an orphan boy, a mysterious past, and how he found a place called home
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