A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive

Dave Pelzer


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A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive by Pelzer, Dave
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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.

Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.

Publisher: Health Communications
Published: 09/01/1995
Pages: 208
Weight: 0.4lbs
Size: 7.40h x 4.90w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781558743663

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.8
Point Value: 5
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 36564 / Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 12/01/1995 pg. 139
USA Today 12/18/2002 pg. 1
Time 01/23/2006 pg. 60
Entertainment Weekly 03/06/2015 pg. 72

About the Author
Pelzer, Dave: - Dave Pelzer travels throughout the nation promoting inspiration and resilience. His unique accomplishments have garnered personal commendations from Presidents Reagan and Bush. In 1993 Pelzer was chosen as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA), and in 1994 was the only American to receive The Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) award. He was also a torchbearer for the Centennial Olympic Games