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Title:
A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive
Author:
Pelzer, David J.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, [1995]

©1995
Physical Description:
xi, 184 pages ; 19 cm
Summary:
[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.
General Note:
Originally published: Omaha, Neb. : Omaha Press Pub. Co., 1993.
Language:
English
Contents:
Rescue -- Good times -- Bad boy -- Fight for food -- Accident -- While father is away -- The Lord's prayer.
Reading Level:
850 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.8 5.0 36564.

Reading Counts RC High School 5.9 10 Quiz: 23893 Guided reading level: NR.
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9781558743663

9780613171373

9780757319105
Format :
Book