• To the End of June

  • The Intimate Life of American Foster Care
  • By: Cris Beam
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (86 ratings)

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To the End of June

By: Cris Beam
Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
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Publisher's summary

Who are the children of foster care? What, as a country, do we owe them? Cris Beam, a foster mother herself, spent five years immersed in the world of foster care looking into these questions and tracing firsthand stories.

The result is To the End of June, an unforgettable portrait that takes us deep inside the lives of foster children in their search for a stable, loving family. Beam shows us the intricacies of growing up in the system - the back-and-forth with agencies, the rootless shuffling between homes, the emotionally charged tug between foster and birth parents, the terrifying push out of foster care and into adulthood.

Humanizing and challenging a broken system, To the End of June offers a tribute to resiliency and hope for real change.

©2013 Cris Beam (P)2018 Tantor

Critic reviews

"A very moving, powerful look at a system charged with caring for nearly half a million children across the US." (Booklist, Starred Review)