Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives in the clutches of a cruel foster family. He finds his only refuge in a box of books given to him by a kind stranger, books that take him to new worlds he can only imagine. He begins to hope that one day he might have a different life. As he grows, Steve is determined to unravel the mystery of his origins and find his birth family.
A light-skinned boy with blue eyes, a curly Afro, and a Polish last name, he embarks on an extraordinary quest for his identity, armed with only one clue. Yet nothing is as it appears.
In this inspiring and harrowing memoir, A Chance in the World teaches children to begin each day with hope that there is goodness in the world, and it is possible to be a beacon of light for others that they can overcome challenging circumstances that everyone comes from different backgrounds and has value to apply Steve’s inspirational message to their own lives, through age-appropriate discussion questions
This new youth adaption, written for 8 to 12 year-olds, shares Steve’s journey with sensitivity, honesty, and hope. Adapted from the USA Today bestselling memoir, A Chance in the World.
First of all I sincerely hope that no one has to go through what the main character Steve went through and if someone does then please do contact the concerned authorities :).
This book highlights the life of an orphan who was abused by his foster family. It showed the way he never lost hope and threw light on emotional and physical abuse, how just some words can hurt and break you, and some words can build you into who you are.
Its touching how the protagonist finds sanctuary in books and how they inspire him.
The main part definitely has to be how Robinsons’ fooled all the social workers and how the ones who knew were afraid to speak up, and that has to change.
I’m glad that the author was finally able to come out an tell the truth and inform his social workers, and that he found his family!
I love how in the end Steve choose to help others like him!
And the questions at the end of each chapter are relatable and nice!
It’s a must read for all people! 🙂
My reading 5 out of 5!
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I hope you all read this book and enjoy it!!