Three Little Words: A Memoir
"Sunshine, you're my baby and I'm your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she's not your mama." Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes, living by those words. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster care system.
Family Relationships; Foster care; foster child; foster homes
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009
Senior High Core Collection Supplement to the Seventeenth Edition 2008, 2008
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2011-2012
Nominee Florida Teens Read, 2009-2010
Nominee Gateway Readers Award, 2010-2011
Nominee Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2009-2010
Nominee Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2010
Nominee Volunteer State Book Award, 2010-2011
Nominee Reading Olympics Booklist, 2016
abuse; memories; caseworkers; schools
Rhodes-Courter, Ashley, "Three Little Words: A Memoir" (2008). DIVerse Families. 655.