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A Chance in the World

eBook|Jan 2012
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"Pemberton's beautifully told story is a rags to riches^journey-beginning in a place and with a jarring set of experiences that could^have destroyed his life. But Steve's refusal to give in to those forces, and^his resolve to create a better life,...


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"Pemberton's beautifully told story is a rags to riches^journey-beginning in a place and with a jarring set of experiences that could^have destroyed his life. But Steve's refusal to give in to those forces, and^his resolve to create a better life, shows a courage and resilience that is an^example for many of us to follow." -Stedman Graham, Author, Educator

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Home is the place where our life stories begin. It is where^we are understood, embraced, and accepted. It is a sanctuary of safety and^security, a place to which we can always return. Down in the dank basement,^amid my moldy, hoarded food and worm-eaten books, I dreamed that my real home,^the place where my story had begun, was out there somewhere, and one day I was^going to find it.

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Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives a^terrifying existence. Caught in the clutches of a cruel foster family and^subjected to constant abuse, Steve finds his only refuge in a box of books^given to him by a kind stranger. In these books, he discovers new worlds he can^only imagine and begins to hope that one day he might have a different^life-that one day he will find his true home. A fair-complexioned boy with blue^eyes, a curly Afro, and a Polish last name, he is determined to unravel the^mystery of his origins and find his birth family. Armed with just a single^clue, Steve embarks on an extraordinary quest for his identity, only to learn^that nothing is as it appears. A Chance^in the World is the unbelievably true story of a wounded and broken boy^destined to become a man of resilience, determination, and vision. Through it^all, Steve's 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.


"Pemberton's beautifully told story is a rags to riches journey-beginning in a place and with a jarring set of experiences that could have destroyed his life. But Steve's refusal to give in to those forces, and his resolve to create a better life, shows a courage and resilience that is an example for many of us to follow."


-Stedman Graham, author, educator


Home is the place where our life stories begin. A Chance in the World is the astonishing true story of a boy destined to become a man of

resilience determination and vision.
Down in the dank basement, amidst my moldy, hoarded food and beloved worm-eaten books, I dreamed that my real home, the place where my story had begun, was out there somewhere, and one day I was going to find it.


Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives a terrifying existence. Caught in the clutches of a cruel foster family and subjected to constant abuse, Steve finds his only refuge in a box of books given to him by a kind stranger. In these books, he discovers new worlds he can only imagine and begins to hope that one day he might have a different life, that one day he will find his true home.


A fair-complexioned boy with blue eyes, a curly Afro, and a Polish last name, he is determined to unravel the mystery of his origins and find his birth family. Armed with just a single clue, Steve embarks on an extraordinary quest for his identity, only to find that nothing is as it appears.


Through it all, Steve's 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.


-Publisher

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Steve Pemberton

Steve Pemberton is Divisional Vice-President and Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens, the first such person to hold that responsibility in the company's 110 year history. Prior to assuming his role at Walgreens, Steve Pemberton was Chief Diversity Officer and Vice-President of Diversity and Inclusion at Monster.com, the leading global online careers property. Steve and his wife, Tonya are the proud parents of three children.

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