Nina Bernstein is a reporter for the New York Times. In 1994 her New York Newsday series about Wilder won Columbia University School of Journalism?s Mike Berger Award, and she was awarded an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship to continue her research into foster care. In 1995 she received the George Polk Award for distinguished metropolitan coverage. She lives in New York City.
Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage On Sale: February 5, 2002 Price: $17.00
National Book Award Finalist
In 1973 Marcia Lowry, a young ACLU attorney, filed a controversial class-action suit that challenged New York City’s operation of its foster-care system. The plaintiff was an abused runaway named Shirley Wilder, who had suffered from the system’s inequities. Wilder, as the case came to be known, was...
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