A Chance in the World

A Chance in the World

An Orphan Boy, A Mysterious Past, and How He Found A Place Called Home

eBook - 2012
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A heart-rending but uplifting story of the human spiritÆs ability to prevail. From the day he is five-years-old and dropped off at his foster home of the next eleven years, Stephen is mentally and physically tortured. No one in the system can help him. No one can tell him if he has a family. No one can tell him why, with obvious African-American features, he has the last name of Klakowicz. Along the way, a single faint light comes only from a neighborÆs small acts of kindness and caringùand a box of books. From one of those books he learns that he has to fight in any way he canùfor victory is in the battle. His victory is to excel in school. Against all odds, the author succeeded. He attended college, graduated, became a successful corporate executive, and married a wonderful woman with whom he established a loving family of his own. Through it, he dug voraciously through records and files and found his history, his birth familyùand the ultimate disappointment as some family members embrace him, but others reject him. Readers wonÆt be the same after reading this powerful story. They will share in the hurts and despair but also in the triumph against daunting obstacles. They will share this story with their family, with their friends, with their neighbors.
Publisher: 2012
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4210 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 800 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781595554161

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DPLchandra Apr 06, 2018

I had the pleasure of hearing Steve Pemberton speak at a conference. He's an amazing man and I immediately sought out his biography. His story is both heartbreaking and uplifting. It is being made into an independent film.

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