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Nina Bernstein
Nina Bernstein

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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.

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The Lost Children of Wilder
The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care
Written by Nina Bernstein


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 23, 2011
Price: $12.99

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The Lost Children of Wilder
The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care
Written by Nina Bernstein


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... Read more >
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