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2 Dave was abused when he was a young boy growing up. He has persevered growing up with having to deal with being slapped, pushed, and punched. Now Dave is a writer and has written seven books.

3 E ARLY Y EARS David James Pelzer was born December 29, 1960 in California. His mom’s name is Catherine Roerva Christen, and his father’s name is Stephen Joseph Pelzer. His father had died when he was a little boy. The years before David turned four his mother The day that Dave turned four years old every thing changed. His mother has been the worst when she thought he did something wrong because she would hurt him. His father would try to stand up for him, but his mother would say, “No way”. Every day he would use school as a way to get away from his mother. Over the years the abuse is worse.

4 C HILD Y EARS David had to sleep in the basement. He did not get to eat much food. When David discovered that there was a store near the school he wanted to try to get some food. Every day he would go to the store and see how he could steal the food. As his mom started to wonder how long it takes him to get home from school on a regular bases. She would now time going to and from school. David is now being more cautious with his time now that he knows. At lunch his mom packs him nothing so he will starve. Every day David has to do chores or he will be punished by his mother. Dave was also stabbed, burnt, and slapped by his mother.

5 T EENAGE Y EARS When David J. Pelzer was a teenager he had gotten a new baby brother. His family said they are going on vacation to the cabin. David wanted to go fishing with his father and brothers, but mother would not let him go. When father and bothers were away it was pure torcher. Mother just changed David’s new baby brother and Dave was hungry. Then Dave's mother forced him to eat a awful dipper. Then the boys and father were home every thing went back to normal and no more punishments. David turned 12 and teachers had found out what was happening to David J. Pelzer, and put in a foster home for children. His mother was put in jail for being an alcoholic and doing cruel punishment.

6 T ODAY Many books from David J. Pelzer are now out. These books are about his life growing up. He has his own website online about his life and books. People admire him for sticking up for himself through childhood. David is 46 now and has his family by his side always. He has one son named Stephen after his father. Dave was in the air force after he got out of foster home at age 18. I think Dave is one person that nourishes his family now that he has a real family. David is now famous because the books he wrote about himself as a child to an adult. The accomplishments Dave has had are being an author and standing up to child abuse.

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8 S IMILAR When David was 4 years old he got abuse till 8 years later. His mother was sent to jail for violence and she was an alcoholic. Dave became an author for telling people about his life as a child now he is famous. As a child growing up her mother was sent to a domestic violence center. Her mother was an child abuser to Christina. Her mother was in a center from getting abused and abusing. Now Christina is a famous pop singer. Dave J. PelzerChristina Aguilera

9 Now and then when these two people where growing up they were abused. Christina and David are teenagers and adults in these pictures. TEENAGER ADULT TEENAGER ADULT

10 B IO P OEM About David J. Pelzer And what he did in life as a child. _ogA&feature=fvst

11 D AVID Lover of family Who excels at writing Who feels the need to take great care of people Who needs to not be afraid Who fears child abuse Who would like to see people happy Believes in faith Stands for child abuse Is against anything dealing with abuse Pelzer

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13 THE END Report By: Kayla Gerhart October. 4 th, 2011


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