Steve Pemberton's incredible true story teaches us that no matter how broken our past, no matter how great our misfortunes, we have it in us to create a new beginning and to build a place where love awaits. This new adaptation of A Chance in the World for children ages 8 to 12 shares Steve's journey with sensitivity, honesty, and hope.
Since its publication in 2012, Steve's story has inspired thousands of people around the world. He has shared his story with millions on the Today Show and CBS News. A Chance in the World in this Young Readers Edition teaches children:
- To begin each day with hope
- There is goodness in the world, and it is possible to be a beacon of light for others
- Through age-appropriate prompts how to apply Steve's inspirational message to their own lives as they find encouragement that they can overcome challenging circumstances
- Everyone comes from different backgrounds and has value
Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives in the clutches of a cruel foster family. He finds his only refuge in a box of books given to him by a kind stranger, books that take him to new worlds he can only imagine. He begins to hope that one day he might have a different life.
As he grows, Steve is determined to unravel the mystery of his origins. A fair-complexioned boy with blue eyes, a curly Afro, and a Polish last name, he embarks on an extraordinary quest for his identity, armed with only one clue. Yet nothing is as it appears.