Cover image for A child called "It" : one child's courage to survive
Title:
A child called "It" : one child's courage to survive
Publication Information:
Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, c1995
ISBN:
9781558743663

9780613171373

9781435235632
Physical Description:
xi, 184 p. ; 19 cm.
Target Audience:
850 L
Language:
English
General Note:
Originally published: Omaha, Neb. : Omaha Press Pub. Co., 1993.
Contents:
Rescue -- Good times -- Bad boy -- Fight for food -- Accident -- While father is away -- The Lord's prayer.
Abstract:
[This book] is [an] 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 torturous, 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." -Back cover.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader Grades 9-12 5.8 5 Quiz 36564 English non-fiction, vocabulary quiz available, literary skills quiz available.
Lexile Measure:
850
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