Mla Citation For Three Little Words

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Ashely’s mother pledged to her, “Sunshine, you’re my baby and I’m your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she’s not your mama.” Three Little Words is a memoir about Ashely Rhodes-Courter who has spent nine years in fourteen different foster homes. During Ashely’s journey, those words gave Ashely hope that one day her mother would get her act together and so that she and her brother Luke can return back home. Being taking away from her mother was a painful memory that she carries with her every single day hoping that her mother will rescue her. She battles between different caseworkers, shuffled from school to school, dealing with other foster care children, and forced to endure manipulative. In this forgettable memoir, Ashely discovers her voice and was able to succeed in life.
After reading this book, I initially felt angry because Ashely was taken from her mother at a young age. Ashely witnessed a lot and did not understand what was happening. First, Ashely did not understand what happens to Brother Tommy who had passed …show more content…

Being a Child Advocacy minor I have learned children will always love their parents and do want to lose them because that’s all they know. In most cases, children do not think their parents did anything wrong and have a hard time understanding why it happening to them. In Ashely case, she was too young to understand why she couldn’t stay with the mother she adored. Also, she did not know that she was going to spend the next nine years bouncing from one foster family to the next. Ashely did not grow up with her biological father but her stepfather was a part of her life and the two of them did not form a bond. She was too young to defend herself and the foster care parent failed to meet her needs as a child who has lost her mother. Ashley continues to want her mother because on visits her mother promises her that they will be reunited again but never

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