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To the End of June

(2013)
The Intimate Life of American Foster Care
A non fiction book by

 
A New York Times Notable Book

"Casts a searing eye on the labyrinth that is the American foster care system." - NPR's On Point

Who are the children of foster care? What, as a country, do we owe them? Cris Beam, a foster mother herself, spent five years immersed in the world of foster care looking into these questions and tracing firsthand stories. The result is To the End of June, an unforgettable portrait that takes us deep inside the lives of foster children in their search for a stable, loving family.

Beam shows us the intricacies of growing up in the system - the back-and-forth with agencies, the rootless shuffling between homes, the emotionally charged tug between foster and birth parents, the terrifying push out of foster care and into adulthood. Humanizing and challenging a broken system, To the End of June offers a tribute to resiliency and hope for real change.

"[A] powerful . . . and refreshing read." - Chicago Tribune

"A sharp critique of foster-care policies and a searching exploration of the meaning of family." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Heart-rending and tentatively hopeful." - Salon

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Used availability for Cris Beam's To the End of June

Hardback Editions

August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care (Ala Notable Books for Adults)
Author(s): Cris Beam
ISBN: 0-15-101412-4 / 978-0-15-101412-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care
Author(s): Cris Beam
ISBN: 0-544-10344-0 / 978-0-544-10344-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care
Author(s): Cris Beam
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA