The Resource My story starts here : Voices of young offenders., Deborah Ellis

My story starts here : Voices of young offenders., Deborah Ellis

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My story starts here : Voices of young offenders.
Title
My story starts here
Title remainder
Voices of young offenders.
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Deborah Ellis
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Language
eng
Summary
Jamar found refuge in a gang after leaving an abusive home where his mother stole from him. Fred was arrested for assault with a weapon, public intoxication and attacking his mother while on drugs. Jeremy first went to court at age fourteen ("Court gives you the feeling that you can never make up for what you did, that you're just bad forever") but now wears a Native Rights hat to remind him of his strong Métis heritage. Kate, charged with petty theft and assault, finally found a counselor who treated her like a person for the first time. Many readers will recognize themselves, or someone they know, somewhere in these stories. Being lucky or unlucky after an incident of shoplifting, or the drug search at school, or hanging out with the wrong kids at the wrong time. The encounter with a mean cop, or a good one, that can change the trajectory of a kid's life. Couch-surfing, or being shunted from one foster home to another. The effect of youth crime on families (the book includes the points of view of family members as well as "voices of experience" — adults looking back at their own experiences as young offenders). The kids in this book represent a range of socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations and ethnicities. Every story is different, but there are common threads — loss of parenting, dislocation, poverty, truancy, addiction, discrimination. Most of all, this book leaves readers asking the most pressing questions of all. Does it make sense to put kids in jail? Can't we do better? Have we forgotten that we were once teens ourselves, feeling powerless to change our lives, confused about who we were and what we wanted, and quick to make a dumb move without a thought for the consequences?
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Ellis, Deborah
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no index present
Intended audience
  • Text Difficulty 3 - Text Difficulty 4
  • 800
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Law
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My story starts here : Voices of young offenders., Deborah Ellis
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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ODN0005005482
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unknown
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1 online resource
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electronic
Isbn
9781773061344
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(electronic bk)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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93DCF5D5-1EAB-447E-B47C-C4B3B42982EA
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Label
My story starts here : Voices of young offenders., Deborah Ellis
Link
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen.
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0005005482
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781773061344
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
93DCF5D5-1EAB-447E-B47C-C4B3B42982EA
System details
Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4663 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)

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