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- DescriptionThis unique one-volume reference guide provides positive and empowering biographical sketches of 100 famous and well-kwn adoptees throughout time, serving to counter the many negative stereotypes that exist that exist about people who were adopted, fostered, or lived in orphanages. This work looks at the lives of people who, despite circumstances in their childhood, were able to succeed in making important contributions to art, music, science, literature, politics, and entrepreneurship. This work answers the call to obtaining difficult-to-find information about well-kwn adoptees. High school students and general readers who are interested in learning more about positive role models in adoption and children's issues will find this book invaluable. McCaslin outlines the parameters she used for inclusion in the book, and then discusses the history of adoption from ancient civilization to today's society. Each entry focuses on the early life of the subject, as well as his or her career and achievements. Entries include Aristotle, Edward Albee, Ingrid Bergman, Oksana Baiul, Ella Fitzgerald, Faith Hill, Marilyn Monroe, Dave Thomas, Orson Welles and many more.
- Author BiographyNikki McCaslin is a senior instructor at the University of Colorado Denver. She is an Instruction and Reference Librarian at the Auraria Library in Denver. An adoptee and parent of two adopted children herself, McCaslin is active in adoption and orphanage issues, serving as a board member for Adoptees in Search, Colorado's Triad Connection.
- Author(s)Nikki McCaslin
- Date of Publication01/04/2009
- SubjectMarriage, Family & Other Relationships
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreenwood Press
- Content Note75
- Weight975 g
- Width178 mm
- Height257 mm
- Spine30 mm
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