Good Kings Bad Kings

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Teddy wears a dress shirt, tie, and suit every day; he has two and alternates them. He’s also pretty sure he’s engaged to Mia and shows his love by sometimes connecting their wheelchairs by a bungee cord because he has a power chair and Mia doesn’t. Teddy and Mia are two of the teen residents of the Illinois Learning and Life Skills Center, a state nursing facility now run by a for-profit corporation.

In Good Kings Bad Kings, a novel by Susan Nussbaum, the voices of Teddy, Mia, and other residents and staff of the ILLC use their own words to tell the heartbreaking story of youth in residential care. I dare you to not care.


Good Kings Bad Kings

Posted by Sue Warner at 06/10/2013 02:41:05 PM | 

This book sounds like it would be a very interesting book to read. The description alone was well written, and made the book sound like a page turner. I hope that the book is a success, and that many read the book.
Posted by: Alisha Cook ( Email ) at 6/17/2013 6:01 PM

Will have to check this one out. Rated 4.26 stars on Goodreads as of today.
Posted by: Nancy ( Email ) at 6/18/2013 7:38 PM

I am a Certfied Nursing Assistant and have worked in nursing home facilities and private homes for about 22 years. It breaks my heart when young people get admitted to a nursing home facility, espcially lomg term. After reading this book description/summary, this book is on my MUST READ list. Hoping that I can get it as an ebook!
Posted by: Wendy Zimmerman ( Email ) at 7/10/2013 7:55 PM

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