Finding Our Place: 100 Memorable Adoptees, Fostered Persons & Orphanage Alumni, 1st Edition

  • Nikki McCaslin
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  • ISBN-10: 0313342717
  • ISBN-13: 9780313342714
  • DDC: 362.73092
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 363 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released June 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

This unique one-volume reference guide provides positive and empowering biographical sketches of 100 famous and well-known adoptees throughout time, serving to counter the many negative stereotypes that exist about people who were adopted, fostered, or lived in orphanages. This work looks at the lives of people who, despite circumstances in their childhood, were able to succeed in making important contributions to art, music, science, literature, politics, and entrepreneurship. This work answers the call to obtaining difficult-to-find information about well-known adoptees. High school students and general readers who are interested in learning more about positive role models in adoption and children's issues will find this book invaluable. McCaslin outlines the parameters she used for inclusion in the book, and then discusses the history of adoption from ancient civilization to today's society. Each entry focuses on the early life of the subject, as well as his or her career and achievements. Entries include Aristotle, Edward Albee, Ingrid Bergman, Oksana Baiul, Ella Fitzgerald, Faith Hill, Marilyn Monroe, Dave Thomas, Orson Welles and many more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
List of Entries.
List of Entries by Childhood Experience.
List of Entries by Occupational Fields.
Foreword.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Albee, Edward (1928–).
2: Alberti, Leon Battista (1404–1472).
3: D'Alembert, Jean (1717–1783).
4: Ames, William (1576–1633).
5: Angelou, Maya née Marguerite Ann Johnson (1928–).
6: Aristotle (384–322 BCE).
7: Audubon, John J. (1785–1851).
8: Ayanna, Charlotte Lopez (1976–).
9: Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750).
10: Baiul, Oksana (1977–).
11: Baker, Josephine (1906–1975).
12: Balzac, Honoré De (1799–1850).
13: Bankhead, Tallulah (1902–1968).
14: Barton, Benjamin Smith (1766–1815).
15: Bates, Daisy (1914–1999).
16: Bergman, Ingrid (1915–1982).
17: Bernhardt, Sarah (1844–1923).
18: Blakey, Art (1919–1990).
19: Brady, John Green (1848–1918).
20: Bragg, William Henry (1862–1942).
21: Brakhage, Stan (1933–2003).
22: Brodkey, Harold (1930–1996).
23: Brown, Rita Mae (1944–).
24: Buchwald, Art (1925–2007).
25: Bunche, Ralph (1903–1971).
26: Burton, Richard (1925–1984).
27: Campbell, Ben Nighthorse (1933–).
28: Capecchi, Mario (1937—).
29: Casanova, Giovanni Giacomo (1725—1798).
30: Catherine I (Martha Skavronska) (1683–1727).
31: Chanel, COCO (1883–1971).
32: Chaplin, Charlie (1889–1977).
33: Cochran, Jacqueline (1910?–1980).
34: Coleman, Fran (1945–).
35: Crawford, Christina (1939–).
36: Dahlberg, Edward (1900–1977).
37: Danilova, Alexandra (1903–1997).
38: Dawson, Toby (1978–).
39: Dickerson, Eric (1960–).
40: Dumas, Alexandre (Fils) (1824–1895).
41: Elizabeth I (1533–1603).
42: Erasmus, Desiderius (1469–1536).
43: Erikson, Erik (1902–1994).
44: Estés, Clarissa Pinkola (1943–).
45: Ferlinghetti, Lawrence (1919–).
46: Fisher, Florence.
47: Flax, Carol (1952–).
48: Gebel-Williams, Gunther (1934–2001).
49: Graham, Sheilah (1904–1988).
50: Green, Tim (1963–).
51: Hamilton, Alexander (1755–1804).
52: Hamilton, Scott (1958–).
53: Harry, Deborah (July 11, 1945–).
54: Hauser, Kaspar (circa 1812–1832).
55: Highwater, Jamake (1942–2001).
56: Hill, Faith (1967–).
57: Jobs, Steve (1955–).
58: Karloff, Boris (1887–1969).
59: Kean, Edmund (1787–1833).
60: Keats, John (1795–1821).
61: Lennon, John (1940–1980).
62: Leonard, Hugh (1926–).
63: Lifton, Betty Jean.
64: Lili'uokalani (1832–1917).
65: Linkletter, Art (1912–).
66: Liotta, Ray (1955–).
67: Louganis, Greg (1960–).
68: Macy, Anne Sullivan (1866–1935).
69: Mandela, Nelson (1918–).
70: McDaniels, Darryl (1964–).
71: McKenzie, Richard B. (1942–).
72: Mendieta, Ana (1948–1985).
73: Michener, James A. (1907–1997).
74: Monaghan, Tom (1937–).
75: Monroe, Marilyn (1926–1962).
76: Nicholson, Jack (1937–).
77: Oakley, Annie (1860–1926).
78: Paton, Jean (1908–2002).
79: Plum, Damsel (Alfia Vecchio Wallace, 1964–).
80: Poe, Edgar Allan (1809–1849).
81: Reagan, Michael (1945–).
82: Rowell, Victoria (1959–).
83: Sacagawea (ca. 1788–ca.1812).
84: Saffian, Sarah (1969–).
85: Sainte-Marie, Buffy (1941–).
86: Sargon I (ca. 2334–ca. 2279 B.C.E.).
87: Sarrazin, Albertine (1937–1967).
88: Shabazz, Betty (1936–1997).
89: Smithson, James (1765–1829).
90: Soll, Joe (1939–).
91: Stanley, Henry Morton (1841–1904).
92: Stanwyck, Barbara (1907–1990).
93: Swift, Jonathan (1667–1745).
94: Te Kanawa, Kiri (1944–).
95: Thomas, Dave (1932–2002).
96: Tolkien, J. R. R. (1892–1973).
97: Troxler, G. William (1947–).
98: Turing, Alan (1912–1954).
99: Tynes, Pekitta (1962?–).
100: Welles, Orson (1915–1985).
Major Awards and Honors.
Other Memorable Adoptees.
Religious, Mythical, and Fictional Adoptees.
Selected Bibliography.
Index.
About the Authors.