The Lost Children of Wilder

The Lost Children of Wilder
The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care

by Nina Bernstein

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2011-03-23
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780307787743
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1973 Marcia Lowry, a young civil liberties attorney, filed a controversial class-action suit that would come to be known as Wilder, which challenged New York City’s operation of its foster-care system. Lowry’s contention was that the system failed the children it was meant to help because it placed them according to creed and convenience, not according to need. The plaintiff was thirteen-year-old Shirley Wilder, an abused runaway whose childhood had been shaped by the system’s inequities. Within a year Shirley would give birth to a son and relinquish him to the same failing system. Seventeen years later, with Wilder still controversial and still in court, Nina Bernstein tried to find out what had happened to Shirley and her baby. She was told by child-welfare officials that Shirley had disappeared and that her son was one of thousands of anonymous children whose circumstances are concealed by the veil of confidentiality that hides foster care from public scrutiny. But Bernstein persevered. The Lost Children of Wilder gives us, in galvanizing and compulsively readable detail, the full history of a case that reveals the racial, religious, and political fault lines in our child-welfare system, and lays bare the fundamental contradiction at the heart of our well-intended efforts to sever the destiny of needy children from the fate of their parents. Bernstein takes us behind the scenes of far-reaching legal and legislative battles, at the same time as she traces, in heartbreaking counterpoint, the consequences as they are played out in the life of Shirley’s son, Lamont. His terrifying journey through the system has produced a man with deep emotional wounds, a stifled yearning for family, and a son growing up in the system’s shadow. In recounting the failure of the promise of benevolence, The Lost Children of Wilder makes clear how welfare reform can also damage its intended beneficiaries. A landmark achievement of investigative reporting and a tour de force of social observation, this book will haunt every reader who cares about the needs of children.

The Lost Children

The Lost Children
A Book

by Gilian Philip

  • Publisher : Orchard Books
  • Release : 2014-09-04
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781408330180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The secrets of the island will be revealed... When Molly and her little brother Jack visit their rich relatives on Ravenstorm Island, Molly feels immediately on edge. An elderly butler gives them bizarre warnings, eerie statues of children are dotted around the island, and she's expected to be friends with her moody cousin, Arthur. But things become much worse when Jack disappears - and no one else on the island remembers he ever existed! Molly and Arthur must work together to save Jack. They unlock a hidden world of vicious spirits, but will they uncover the secret behind the Lost Children before it's too late?

The Lost Children

The Lost Children
A Book

by Carolyn Cohagan

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-02-09
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781416990543
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Twelve-year-old Josephine Russing lives alone with her father. Mr. Russing is a distant, cold man best known for his insistence that every member of their town wear gloves at all times, just as he does--even at home--and just as he forces his daughter to do as well. Then one day Josephine meets a boy named Fargus. But when she tries to follow him, he mysteriously disappears and Josephine finds herself in another world called Gulm. Gulm is ruled by the "Master," a terrifying villain who has taken all the children of Gulm. With Fargus by her side, and joined by Fargus's friend Ida, Josephine must try to find her way home. As the trio attempt to evade the Master, they encounter numerous adventures and discover the surprising truth about the land of Gulm, and Josephine's own life back home.

The Lost Children

The Lost Children
A Book

by Tara Zahra

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2011-09-09
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0674061373
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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World War II tore apart an unprecedented number of families. This is the heartbreaking story of the humanitarian organizations, governments, and refugees that tried to rehabilitate Europe’s lost children from the trauma of war, and in the process shaped Cold War ideology, ideals of democracy and human rights, and modern visions of the family.

Little Princes

Little Princes
One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

by Conor Grennan

  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Release : 2011-12-27
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780061930065
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An astonishing testament to true courage, the transformative power of love, and the ability of one man to make a real difference. In search of adventure, twenty-nine-year-old Conor Grennan embarked on a yearlong journey around the globe, beginning with a three-month stint volunteering at an orphanage in civil war–torn Nepal. But a shocking truth would forever change his life: these rambunctious, resilient children were not orphans at all but had been taken from their families by child traffickers who falsely promised to keep them safe from war before abandoning them in the teeming chaos of Kathmandu. For Conor, what started as a footloose ramble became a dangerous, dedicated mission to unite youngsters he had grown to love with the parents they had been stolen from—a breathtaking adventure, as Conor risked everything in the treacherous Nepalese mountains to bring the children home.

The Lost Children

The Lost Children
The Boys Who Were Neglected

by Paul Goble

  • Publisher : Aladdin
  • Release : 1998-06-01
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9780689819995
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Blackfoot Indian legend in which six neglected orphaned brothers decide to go to the Above World where they become the constellation of the "Lost Children," or Pleiades.

The Littles and the Lost Children

The Littles and the Lost Children
A Book

by John Peterson

  • Publisher : Scholastic Paperbacks
  • Release : 1991-01-01
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780590430265
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winkie and Tip Small-Fry, two members of a community of small people, become lost in Trash City, the secret community under the town dump.

Remembered

Remembered
The Lost Children Trilogy

by Krista Street

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-07
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781946884046
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lena, Flint and their unique family have discovered what created their extrasensory abilities and hidden memories. When a new opportunity arises to give them answers to a past they thought was lost, an entire world is reopened. Now, stronger than they were before, they venture to the heart of what created them knowing they may not all return.

Lost Children of Paris

Lost Children of Paris
A Book

by Gilbert Cesbron

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1959
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lost Children Archive

Lost Children Archive
A Book

by Valeria Luiselli

  • Publisher : Fourth Estate
  • Release : 2019-02-18
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780008290023
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 The moving, powerful and urgent English-language debut from one of the brightest young stars in world literature Suppose you and Pa were gone, and we were lost. What would happen then? A family in New York packs the car and sets out on a road trip. A mother, a father, a boy and a girl, they head south west, to the Apacheria, the regions of the US which used to be Mexico. They drive for hours through desert and mountains. They stop at diners when they're hungry and sleep in motels when it gets dark. The little girl tells surreal knock knock jokes and makes them all laugh. The little boy educates them all and corrects them when they're wrong. The mother and the father are barely speaking to each other. Meanwhile, thousands of children are journeying north, travelling to the US border from Central America and Mexico. A grandmother or aunt has packed a backpack for them, putting in a bible, one toy, some clean underwear. They have been met by a coyote: a man who speaks to them roughly and frightens them. They cross a river on rubber tubing and walk for days, saving whatever food and water they can. Then they climb to the top of a train and travel precariously in the open container on top. Not all of them will make it to the border. In a breath-taking feat of literary virtuosity, Lost Children Archive intertwines these two journeys to create a masterful novel full of echoes and reflections - a moving, powerful, urgent story about what it is to be human in an inhuman world.

2021: Lost Children (complete collection)

2021: Lost Children (complete collection)
A Book

by Stéphane Betbeder

  • Publisher : Titan Comics
  • Release : 2018-08-29
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 1785868403
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lost Children

The Lost Children
A Dark Short Story Collection

by Amber Bierce

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2018-08-05
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 9781545329108
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lost Children is a collection of mostly speculative tales in which, one way or another, someone loses a child. The 'lost' is sometimes literal and sometimes figurative, and the 'children' range from toddlers to adults.This collection consists of twelve stories from flash fiction to short story-length (including the introduction and conclusion), and the stories run the gamut of dark fiction from fantasy and sci-fi to quiet horror, with a few 'realistic' tales. Several have appeared in various magazines.

The Lost Children, Or, Henry and His Torch

The Lost Children, Or, Henry and His Torch
A Book

by Josephine Nall

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1859
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Valley of Lost Children

The Valley of Lost Children
A Book

by William Hope Hodgson

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2016-12-18
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 1365619699
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Valley of Lost Children by William Hope Hodgson This book contains twelve works of mystery and horror by William Hope Hodgson, a prolific early 20th century author who produced mysteries, horror, and science fiction. Hodgson is probably best known for HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND. H. P. Lovecraft lists this and other works by Hodgson among his greatest influences.

The Lost Children

The Lost Children
And Other Stories

by Timothy Shay Arthur

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1854
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lost Children

The Lost Children
A Book

by Donald Willerton

  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release : 2018-12-15
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1948749297
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At a picnic in the mountains in 1891, three children run into the forest to play and are never seen again. More than a hundred years later, Mogi Franklin and his sister, Jennifer, discover a series of clues that bring them to the brink of solving the mystery, only to be thwarted by a resort-building billionaire eager to sacrifice an entire town to build a playground for the rich. The Mogi Franklin Mystery Series features a new kind of twenty-first-century hero for Middle-Grade readers as the young adventurer uses his unique problem-solving skills to battle legends of the past while solving the mysteries of today.

The Lost Children

The Lost Children
An absolutely heartbreaking and gripping World War 2 historical novel

by Shirley Dickson

  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release : 2020-09-30
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1838881840
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As they walked towards the railway station, their mother took an envelope from her handbag. ‘I want you to keep this somewhere safe.’ ‘What’s in the letter?’ ‘Listen carefully. You’re never to open it unless you or your sister are in real trouble. Promise me.’ England, 1943: Home is no longer safe for eight-year-old twins Molly and Jacob. Night after night wailing bombs and screeching planes skim the rooftops overhead. They cradle each other, shivering in terror, not knowing if they will live to see dawn. Their mother, Martha, has no choice but to evacuate them to the safety of the countryside. At the train station, Martha bites back tears as she says goodbye to her precious children. Knowing she might never see them again, she gives Jacob a letter, pressing the envelope into his hands and telling him to only read it if they are in danger. In the country, Molly and Jacob must adjust to life with strangers. Every night they dream of returning home to the arms of their beloved mother. But then the unimaginable happens. Martha is killed in an explosion, leaving the twins all alone in the world. The war has robbed Molly and Jacob of everything – all they have left is one another. Motherless and destitute, they face the grim reality of life in an orphanage. The time has finally come for Jacob to open the letter. What secret does it hold, and could it change the course of their tragic fate? Because if they are together, they can survive anything – but what if they are torn apart? From the bestselling author of The Orphan Sisters comes an utterly heartbreaking and unforgettable tale of two children who must lean on each other in a time of tragedy and learn the shocking truth of their past. Fans of Wives of War, Lisa Wingate and Diney Costeloe will be swept away by this sublime World War Two novel. Readers absolutely love The Lost Children: ‘THIS. BOOK. WAS. AMAZING. It made me sob so bad… Beautiful… Everything was perfect.’ The Confessions of a Music and Book Addict, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Completely captivated me… Completely heartwarming and uplifting… Managed to leave me with a smile on my face and a happy feeling in my heart… I was caught at the very first page didn’t put it down until I’d finished it!… You will absolutely love this!!… Such a wonderful read!!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Outstanding… What a fantastic page-turner!… Heart-breaking… Keep the tissues handy because you will need them!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A gripping storyline from beginning to the end!… So compelling that I was brought to tears… I would give it more than 5 stars if I could!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an overwhelming, heart-touching book. This book is so perfect… So emotional… This author deserves 5 perfect stars.’ The Book Chic Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A hauntingly beautiful story… Had me captivated from the first page… Beautiful yet heartbreaking… Keeps you glued to the pages… You never want the book to end.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘This book had me sucked right in. I didn’t want to stop reading it. I was hooked… Utterly fantastic story… Heartbreaking… I will admit to shedding tears. So tissues are a necessity when reading this absolutely awesome book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Had me in tears.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another wonderful book from Shirley Dickson that kept me hooked from start to finish and I can highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Lost Children

The Lost Children
A Book

by A. T. Nialo

  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release : 2014-01-22
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 1490723595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The magic they created in their dance was the truest cleansing power mixed with the protection magic of what is still inside him. What is left of the natural magic wanted this place to be destroyed without hurting the people here, who have done no wrong.

The Lost Children

The Lost Children
Book 1

by Gillian Philip

  • Publisher : Orchard Books
  • Release : 2014-09-04
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1408330199
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The secrets of the island will be revealed... When Molly and her little brother Jack visit their rich relatives on Ravenstorm Island, Molly feels immediately on edge. An elderly butler gives them bizarre warnings, eerie statues of children are dotted around the island, and she's expected to be friends with her moody cousin, Arthur. But things become much worse when Jack disappears - and no one else on the island remembers he ever existed! Molly and Arthur must work together to save Jack. They unlock a hidden world of vicious spirits, but will they uncover the secret behind the Lost Children before it's too late?

The Lost Children of Wilder

The Lost Children of Wilder
The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care

by Nina Bernstein

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2011-03-23
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0307787745
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1973 Marcia Lowry, a young civil liberties attorney, filed a controversial class-action suit that would come to be known as Wilder, which challenged New York City’s operation of its foster-care system. Lowry’s contention was that the system failed the children it was meant to help because it placed them according to creed and convenience, not according to need. The plaintiff was thirteen-year-old Shirley Wilder, an abused runaway whose childhood had been shaped by the system’s inequities. Within a year Shirley would give birth to a son and relinquish him to the same failing system. Seventeen years later, with Wilder still controversial and still in court, Nina Bernstein tried to find out what had happened to Shirley and her baby. She was told by child-welfare officials that Shirley had disappeared and that her son was one of thousands of anonymous children whose circumstances are concealed by the veil of confidentiality that hides foster care from public scrutiny. But Bernstein persevered. The Lost Children of Wilder gives us, in galvanizing and compulsively readable detail, the full history of a case that reveals the racial, religious, and political fault lines in our child-welfare system, and lays bare the fundamental contradiction at the heart of our well-intended efforts to sever the destiny of needy children from the fate of their parents. Bernstein takes us behind the scenes of far-reaching legal and legislative battles, at the same time as she traces, in heartbreaking counterpoint, the consequences as they are played out in the life of Shirley’s son, Lamont. His terrifying journey through the system has produced a man with deep emotional wounds, a stifled yearning for family, and a son growing up in the system’s shadow. In recounting the failure of the promise of benevolence, The Lost Children of Wilder makes clear how welfare reform can also damage its intended beneficiaries. A landmark achievement of investigative reporting and a tour de force of social observation, this book will haunt every reader who cares about the needs of children.