Hope's boy: a memoir

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When Andrew Bridge was seven years old, he and his mother--a mentally unstable woman who loved her child more than she could care for him--slid deeper and deeper into poverty, until they were reduced to scavenging for food in trash bins. Welfare officials did little more than threaten to take Andrew away, until a social worker arrived with a police escort and did just that while his mother screamed on the sidewalk. And so began Andrew's descent into the foster care system--"care" being a terrible irony, as he received almost none for the next eleven years. Academic achievement was Andrew's ticket out of hell--a scholarship to Wesleyan University led to Harvard Law School and a Fulbright Scholarship. Now an accomplished adult, he has dedicated his life to working on behalf of the frightened children still lost in the system. Hope's Boy is his story, a story of endurance and the power of love and, most of all, of hope.
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