Dave Pelzer - WikipediaDavid James Pelzer born December 29, in San Francisco , California  is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. Pelzer was born in San Francisco, California the second of five boys. He grew up in Daly City , California. Pelzer's books describe the abuse he suffered for several years of childhood, including continual mistreatment and beatings by his mother, who he said thought of it as a game. His teachers stepped in on March 5, , when year-old Pelzer was placed in foster care. At age 18 he joined the U.
A Child Called "It"
A child called 'It'
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About his own life, Pelzer describes how he endured unthinkable abuse at the hand of his own mother. He provides detailed accounts of the abuse and neglect as well as the emotions and pain he endured, his struggle to cope and survive, and how he eventually was freed from her and the hell he was living. Unfortunately, child abuse is one of the major issues that our country is plagued with, yet we neglect to bring this to the attention of the entire nation. It is often over looked because everyone has a different view of what exactly defines child abuse. They are: emotional abuse, neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. But he always tried to be one small step ahead of her. Like Death From Child Abuse.
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A Child Called 'It'
Remember Me? What's New? Results 1 to 13 of Thread: A Child Called It. A Child Called It I've started student teaching at a high school, and am really surprised at how many kids are reading this. Not only reading it, but at the encouragement of teachers.
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With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat.