A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive
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Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, [1995].
ISBN
9781558743663, 1558743669, 0613171373, 0329173219, 9781435235632
Lexile measure
850L
Rating
850L
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Format
Book
Physical Desc
xi, 184 pages ; 19 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781558743663, 1558743669, 0613171373, 0329173219, 9781435235632
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 5.8, 5 Points
Lexile measure
850

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Originally published: Omaha Neb. : Omaha Press Pub. Co., 1993.
Description
"This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games-- games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it." Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive-- dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son"--Amazon.com.
Target Audience
850L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.8,5.0,36564.
Study Program Information
Reading Counts RC,High School,5.9,10,Quiz: 23893,Guided reading level: NR.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.8,5,36564.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Pelzer, D. J. (1995). A child called "it": one child's courage to survive . Health Communications.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pelzer, David J.. 1995. A Child Called "it": One Child's Courage to Survive. Deerfield Beach, Fla.: Health Communications.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pelzer, David J.. A Child Called "it": One Child's Courage to Survive Deerfield Beach, Fla.: Health Communications, 1995.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Pelzer, David J.. A Child Called "it": One Child's Courage to Survive Health Communications, 1995.

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