Before and after : the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society
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New York : Ballantine Books, [2019].
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Book
Edition
First edition.
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xiv, 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Main Library - Adult  1 available
362.73 Chr
Southside - Adult  1 available
362.73 Chr

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Language
English
ISBN
9780593130148, 0593130146
UPC
40029519640

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"From the 1920s through 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market baby business at the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis. She offered up more than 5,000 orphans tailored to the wish lists of eager parents -- hiding the fact that many weren't orphans at all, but stolen children of poor families, desperate single mothers, and women told in maternity words that their babies died. The publication of Lisa Wingate's novel Before We Were Yours brought new awareness of Tann's lucrative career in child trafficking. Adoptees who knew little about their pasts gained insight into the startling facts behind their family histories. Encouraged by their contact with Wingate and award-winning journalist Judy Christie, who documented the fifteen family stories in this book, many determined survivors set out to trace their roots and find their families. Often raised by older parents as only children, many have joyfully reunited with siblings in the final decades of their lives. Wingate and Christie tell of first meetings that are all the sweeter and more intense for time missed, and of families from very different social backgrounds reaching out to embrace better-late-than-never brothers, sisters, and cousins. In a poignant culmination of art-meets-life, long silent victims of the tragically corrupt system return to Memphis with the authors to reclaim their stories at a Tennessee Children's Home Society reunion . . . with extraordinary results"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Christie, J. P., & Wingate, L. (2019). Before and after: the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society (First edition.). Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Christie, Judy Pace, 1956- and Lisa, Wingate. 2019. Before and After: The Incredible Real-life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society. New York: Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Christie, Judy Pace, 1956- and Lisa, Wingate. Before and After: The Incredible Real-life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society New York: Ballantine Books, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Christie, Judy Pace, and Lisa Wingate. Before and After: The Incredible Real-life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society First edition., Ballantine Books, 2019.

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