The Boy Who Carried Bricks - A True Story

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Abandoned by his father, neglected by his mother, shuttled between foster homes and a boys ranch, a young African-American man refuses to succumb to the fate that the world says should be his. Told by the man who lived it in a new edition with a cover to appeal to older YAs.

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A former foster child and police officer, Alton Carter is the director of youth ministries for the First United Methodist Church of Stillwater, Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. The father of two sons, Kelton and Colin, he loves spending time with his family, working with youngsters, and fishing. He makes his home in Stillwater, with his wife, Kristin. This is his first book.

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"Carter's simple language and honest, matter-of-fact tone create a narrative that is not only accessible and appealing, but also an authentic account of what poverty, abuse, and child welfare look like through the eyes of the young." -- -- --Jewel Davis, VOYA

2016 Oklahoma Book Award
2016 Top Ten In the Margins Book Award List
--In the Margins Book Award committee

"Alton Carter tells the story of his rough childhood in a style that both enlightens and inspires...It is at times heartbreaking but always hopeful." 2016 ForeWord Reviews Book Award finalist, YA nonfiction -- --ForeWord Reviews

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