The Oklahoman / NewsOK (Dec. 27, 2016):  Oklahoma Bestsellers (Nonfiction, #4 The Boy Who Carried Bricks)

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Great Reads Campaign (Fall 2015): The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance

CASA of OK COUNTY (May 18, 2015): Alton Carter ‘The Boy Who Carried Bricks’ Shares Story of Foster Care

Oklahoma Horizons (September 27, 2015):   Alton Carter — The Boy Who Carried Bricks

“. . . a lot of kids would be able to relate to the horrors of Alton’s life.”

                         —Dale Clark, In the Margins committee member

© 2015 CASA of Oklahoma County

ForeWord Reviews' ForeWord This Week eNewsletter (April 23, 2015):  Author Relives the Burden of Abuse

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Stillwater NewsPress (December 10, 2014):  Redemption from Ugly Truth Revealed in ‘The Boy Who Carried Bricks’

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STATE Magazine (May 5, 2015):  Book Corner:  Oklahoma State University Alumnus Writes Book (April 10, 2016):  Winners Announced for 2016 Oklahoma Book Awards

McClymonds High School (November 2015): Visiting Educator Series — Author Alton Carter Vists McClymonds (CA)

More . . . (November 2015):  Meet the Author Book Reading:  Alton Carter

Tulsa World (January 22, 2016):  Because I Said So: If you're considering becoming a foster parent, you should hear . . .

VOYA magazine on The Boy Who Carried Bricks:


OSU O'Colly (November 11, 2014) Stillwater Youth Director Uses Abusive Past to Motivate Empathetic Lifestyle

The Oklahoman / NewsOK (April 24, 2016): Oklahoma Bestsellers (Nonfiction, #3 The Boy Who Carried Bricks)

TulsaKids Magazine (July 2015):  Alton Carter

SLJ Teen's YA Underground with Amy Cheney:

“Carter’s simple language and honest, matter-of-fact tone create a narrative that is not
only accessible and appealing, but also an authentic account of what poverty, abuse,
and child welfare look like through the eyes of the young.”

                          —Jewel Davis, VOYA, Q: 4

School Library Journal: SLJ Teen (June 17, 2015) YA Underground by Amy Cheney

ForeWord Reviews (Summer 2015) Middle-Grade Reviews: ‘The Boy Who Carried Bricks’

UMC CONTACT Newspaper (March 27, 2015) Hope Persists Despite Violent Childhood