This is the true story of Robert Thompson, who was 14 years old when he disappeared from the family home in Watts in 1977 and was never heard from again until his skeletal remains were discovered in the chimney of a vacant building 27 years later in a South Los Angeles neighborhood.
Journalist and former Probation Officer, Russell W. Moore presents this compelling story about at-risk youth, tragedy, and heartbreak, coupled with the courage, strength and perseverance of Robert’s mother, Clelia Thompson, who is expected to be present for this book presentation.
The book is also designed as a teaching tool for those in the “helping professions”, dealing with at-risk youth and families.
A non-fiction book, which tells the story of at-risk youth living in a family under the poverty line. This book is designed to be a teaching tool for parents, educators, psychologists, social workers, members of the medical profession, students, and clergy. We ask the reader to analyze and reflect upon the life-stories of the children and propose interventions, which they feel will help present-day caseloads. A blog and a lecture schedule will be established to accompany this book for the purpose of helping at-risk youth assimilate in our society.
The author wants to hear your comments. For more information about this story and the author, please visit whereisrobertbook.com‘s website.