Monday 27 April 2009

Book ~ "Three Little Words: A Memoir" (2008) Ashley Rhodes-Courter

From Chapters.Indigo ~ "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.

Painful memories of being taken away from her home quickly become consumed by real-life horrors, where Ashley is juggled between caseworkers, shuffled from school to school, and forced to endure manipulative, humiliating treatment from a very abusive foster family. In this inspiring, unforgettable memoir, Ashley finds the courage to succeed - and in doing so, discovers the power of her own voice.

I started this book this morning and spent most of the day reading it.

It's the true story of Ashley Rhodes-Courter who spent many years in the foster care system, believing that her mother was eventually going to come get her. She gets adopted by the Courters and it takes many years for her to trust them and believe that they aren't going to unadopt her.

I hadn't heard of Ashley or her story ... the book caught my eye when I was at the library last week. And it's nice to learn that Ashley has gone on to be an advocate for foster child and their rights.

Definitely a book that I would recommend that you read.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Sounds very interesting.