By Nikki McCaslin,Richard Uhrlaub,Marilyn Grotzky

This detailed one-volume reference advisor presents optimistic and empowering biographical sketches of a hundred well-known and recognized adoptees all through time, helping counter the various damaging stereotypes that exist that exist approximately those who have been followed, fostered, or lived in orphanages. This paintings appears to be like on the lives of people that, regardless of conditions of their adolescence, have been capable of achieve making very important contributions to artwork, tune, technological know-how, literature, politics, and entrepreneurship. This paintings solutions the decision to acquiring difficult-to-find information regarding famous adoptees. highschool scholars and common readers who're drawn to studying extra approximately optimistic function versions in adoption and kid's concerns will locate this ebook invaluable.

McCaslin outlines the parameters she used for inclusion within the e-book, after which discusses the heritage of adoption from historic civilization to contemporary society. each one access specializes in the youth of the topic, in addition to his or her profession and achievements. Entries comprise Aristotle, Edward Albee, Ingrid Bergman, Oksana Baiul, Ella Fitzgerald, religion Hill, Marilyn Monroe, Dave Thomas, Orson Welles and plenty of more.

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