Foster Care Experience:
Claim to Fame:
Dave's first book, A Child Called "It," was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Dave has won many awards and personal commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush. Dave is also the author of The Lost Boy, A Man Named Dave, Help Yourself (also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize), Help Yourself for Teens and The Privilege of Youth.
In 1994, Pelzer was the only American to be honored as The Outstanding Young Persons of the World after being named among the Ten Outstanding Young Americans in 1993.Dave carried the Centennial flame for the 1996 Olympics.
Dave Pelzer's Web site.
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