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2017 Spring ~ One Book, One College - A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, A Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home: Books and Media

Spring 2017 Massasoit One Book One College selection: A Chance in the World and history of the OBOC community reads program.

A Chance In The World - Companion Reads

Mention of books appear a number of times in the author Steve Pemberton’s story;  such as, Robert's Rules of Order, Watership Down, and in the ending where he reads his son’s favorite book to him, an Aesop Fable, the Lion and the Mouse.  These books are symbolic and gave young Steve Pemberton the will to survive, resilience, a sense of what was right and wrong, and hope for the future.  As you read and look further, here are some companion books and media on related topics that we suggest. 

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Suggestion, use keywords such as:  foster children, foster parents, foster parenting, orphans, mixed race, racial diversity, survival, courage, resilience, perseverance, finding common ground, new beginnings, genealogy (search for birth family), social services, absent mothers, absent fathers, literacy, importance of education, mentoring    . . .    Remember:  Ask a Librarian for help