I really enjoyed this movie. I used to teach English in Korea. Those children
were naughty naughty naughty! I wish I had the patience and compassion that
Stacey Bess has!
I interviewed Stacey Bess in 1990 when I was a senior in high school working on
a term paper regarding the plight of the homeless. That is one paper in school
that I can say has truly impacted me years later. I can also tell you that
indeed there was a spirit or feeling in that class room that wasn't tangible but
was certainly felt by those in attendance.
I have never heard of the book. Now I have to go and read it.
Wow! It seems the real heroes are simple folks doing great things quietly.
My school teacher wife had me read this book shortly after it came out. As a
writer, I thought it would be a fun project to write a screenplay based on the
book but never pursued the idea, thinking it would be extremely difficult to get
a movie to the big screen. I'm glad somebody got it on the little screen. I'm
looking forward to seeing the TV movie. The book also made me see homeless
people much differently, particularly the children. Years ago a foster child in
one of my Sunday School classes really touched my heart. He was a cute little
boy, and I didn't think much of his foster parents, one of whom has since died.
I had wanted somehow to adopt that little boy and give him the attention he
deserved. But there was already a family that wanted him permanently, and so I
did nothing. So you can imagine my horror when about 15 years later, I learned
that he has a permanent address in Bluffdale, one he earned by murdering
somebody. Many homeless and foster children suffer because of substance abuse.
Too bad people drink and use drugs.
I have heard of her book. Inspiring story in a world full of negativity and
Looking forward to watching this program.
As we approach Easter it's wonderful to have examples like Stacey Bess who
exemplify such Christ like attributes. Thank you for sharing with us her story!
What an inspiration!