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Broken Cord

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Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English


  • United States,
  • Patients,
  • Family relationships,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9),
  • Substance Abuse & Addictions - Alcoholism,
  • General,
  • Biography,
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatSchool & Library Binding
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8188951M
ISBN 100833553348
ISBN 109780833553348

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The Broken Cord is as much the story of Michael Dorris’ experience as of Adam’s. He describes at length the boy’s problems, but he also makes clear his own difficulties in accepting the. In his autobiography, The Broken Cord, Michael Dorris details his experience of becoming an adoptive father to a three-year-old Native American boy with fetal alcohol syndrome. Through his paternal lineage, Dorris is part Native American. In , the book was made into a for-TV film that aired on ABC. "The Broken Cord," which was named Best Non-Fiction of the Year by the National Book Critics Circle, brought attention to the disorder Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. He has also written novels for young adults, which include "Guests," "Sees Behind Trees," and "Morning Girl," which won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.4/5(5). Michael Dorris is the author of A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, The Broken Cord, Working Men, Morning Girl, and Guests, and co-author with Louise Erdrich of The Crown of Columbus. Bibliographic information4/5(5).

  out of 5 stars The Broken Cord, A MUST READ. Reviewed in the United States on Aug Verified Purchase. I first read this book about 15 years ago. The whole story touched me deeply and I never forgot it. It was tucked in the back of my mind all these years. This book is about a 26 year old Native American, single college professor /5(18). The Broken Cord, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, was about dealing with his adopted son, who had fetal alcohol syndrome, and the widespread damage among children born with this problem. The work helped provoke Congress to approve legislation to warn of the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.   Kim Delaney and Jimmy Smits in the movie movie The Broken Cord.   Directed by Ken Olin. With Jimmy Smits, Kim Delaney, Michael Spears, Fredrick Leader-Charge. David Norwell, an anthropology professor, wants to adopt a child even though he is single. He is finally given a Native American child who might be slightly different from other children. In fact, Adam, the child, soon starts showing signs of mental illness.7/10(8).

  Michael Dorris is the author of A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, The Broken Cord, Working Men, Morning Girl, and Guests, and co-author with Louise Erdrich of The Crown of Columbus. Customer Reviews Related SearchesPages: The Broken Cord: A Family's Ongoing Struggle with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Michael Dorris, Author, Louise Erdrich, Designed by HarperCollins Publishers $ (p) ISBN . The Broken Cord Summary & Study Guide Description. The Broken Cord Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections. Broken Cord (Boystown 12) By Marshall Thornton Kenmore Books, Five stars This is a sucker-punch to the gut. Nick Nowak is an old friend for Thornton’s faithful readers, and it is hard to see our friends suffer. For readers of my generation, it is doubly hard to re-live the s in /5.