Three Little Words: A Memoir
Family Relationships; Foster care; foster child; foster homes
"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.
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; None
abuse; memories; caseworkers; schools
Rhodes-Courter, Ashley, "Three Little Words: A Memoir" (2008). DIVerse Families. 655.