Thoughts of a Broken Child is the gritty and gripping collection of poems written by Illinois prison inmate Adolfo Davis. Imprisoned for life at age 14, Adolfo has had two decades to come to grips with his troubled past and channel his energy into making a positive difference in the lives of troubled and disadvantaged youths like himself. Within these pages, you will find the raw, emotional story of the unwanted and unloved son of a drug addicted mother. Through his poetry, you will see how Adolfo went from being a violent boy on the wrong side of the law to being a man who is willing to share his personal struggle in order to reach out to youths like himself. He wants to open their eyes to the truth; a life of gangbanging and violence is not a suitable replacement for lost love from their parents. This book was edited by Jill Stevens, M.A., LCPC, who met Adolfo when she worked in Tamms Correctional Center as a therapist.
Watch out, Hollywood-Charlie C. Cooper is set to become a star!
Yes, people, I am finally where I want to be. No more stuck-in-the-middle stuff. I've done all my good deeds, and it's finally my turn to shine. Let me recap:
Trixie is long gone.
I have my very own agent.
Hollywood is begging me to sign a deal for a huge TV series.
Bobby digs me. Big-time.
I'm a real-live celebrity now. Cameras are lined up outside the front of my house, aka the Houdini Mansion. CNN is calling my name. I even get to skip school.
I step into my signature outfit: electric blue Doc Martens, fishnet tights, black tutu, and, of course, my Guns N' Roses vintage sweatshirt. I tease the hair and stick as many sequin barrettes in as I can.
Bingo. A star is about to be born.
I open the front door.
They snap my picture. "LA Times. Over here, Charlie!"
"People magazine," someone yells. "Can you tell our readers what it feels like to be a hero"
"A hero" First time I've heard that one.
Welcome Mother Goose to the popular Children’s Treasury series. Here are the playful, rhythmic verses children have loved and listened to for generations—from “I Saw a Ship A-Sailing” to “Simple Simon.”
This gift edition, with charming illustrations by Linda Fleck, belongs on every child’s bookshelf.
The Crooked Sixpence * To Market * The Clever Hen * The Little Girl with a Curl * Wee Willie Winkie * For Want of a Nail * Going to St. Ives * The Lion and the Unicorn * Pussy-Cat and Queen * The Grand Old Duke of York * and more!
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