WHO IS ANTONIO GRATE
The POWER OF ONE was written from a first-person perspective to assist guardians, foster parents, and foster children in bridging their relationship gap. Author, Antonio D. Grate uses his story and personal experiences, along with tips, tools, and strategies, to serve families within the foster care system. This book was created for foster, kinship, temporary and/or non-parental guardians of children recently removed from the guardianship of biological parents due to death, legal matters, abuse, or neglect.
Antonio shares a powerful message that inspire foster youth to have the courage to face challenges and persevere beyond the obstacles in their lives. Antonio gives practical strategies on how he achieved success despite a very tough upbringing in the inner city of Chicago.
He was extremely grateful to have the opportunity many years later to take this iconic picture with his social worker while in foster care.