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  • The Newly Tattooed's Guide to Aftercare

    by Lisa Kastner
    I’m shaking my head at the little girl who thought she could control the story. She doesn’t understand that you can’t control the story, the story controls you.” At twenty, Liza still sleeps with the lights on. In this alcohol fueled narrative, filled with tattoos, family lore and short biographies, Dube shares her raw and graphic coming of age tale. This is a story about ink, on the page and on skin. The Newly Tattooed’s Guide to Aftercare is the love story you never saw coming and only now... more
  • Survivor : Aron's Story

    by Alex Teplish
    Aron considered himself a typical Jewish-Soviet boy, getting along with his Russian and Ukrainian neighbors while growing up in multi-cultural Odessa of the 1930s. Life didn’t come easy to his Yiddish and Russian-speaking family, but they got by, assimilated to their surroundings. As the 40s approached, Nazi Germany began its march across Europe, with the extermination of the Jewish people as one of its aims. Allied with Romania, the Nazis now set their sights on the Soviet Union, fighting the R... more
  • Brownsville Bred: Dreaming Out Loud

    by Elaine Del Valle
    In the face of her father's addiction, an altruistic young Latina struggles to reclaim her self worth amidst her deteriorating Brooklyn projects.Brownsville Bred (adapted from her autobiographical stage play) is a young adult novel told in a series of vignettes—some funny, some heartbreaking, that together tell Elaine Del Valle’s journey growing up in the toughest project in Brownsville, the toughest neighborhood in New York. But her story refuses to be ghettoized. It bursts with the details of ... more
  • A Gifted Child in Foster Care: Student Workbook

    by Grace LaJoy Henderson
    In this book, Dr. Grace LaJoy shares her life story of being deserted by her mother, living in foster care, and ending up in a gifted and talented class while still in foster care. She recalls her life story before, during and after foster care. Her turbulent life experiences reveal how she became strong and began to encourage, inspire and empower others through her gift of writing. Finally, she offers words of inspiration, encouragement, and empowerment to both children and parents. Chi... more
  • Diary of Emotions: Thoughts and Feelings

    by Grace LaJoy Henderson
    After reuniting with her mother after 49 years, Grace LaJoy toils with an array of thoughts and feelings. She reveals them all in Diary of Emotions. Book 4 of 4 in the Finding Mother Series. Questions inspiring mental health discussion and Questions Teachers Can Ask are included in the back of the book.
  • After the Reunion: A Story of Acceptance

    by Grace LaJoy Henderson

    After a very emotional reunion, Grace LaJoy has two concerns to address with her long-lost mother. What are her concerns? Does she get the answers she needs from her mother? Find out in After the Reunion. Book 3 of 4 in the Finding Mother Series. Questions inspiring mental health discussion and Questions Teachers Can Ask are included in the back of the book.

  • Reuniting with Mother: A Story of Tenacity

    by Grace LaJoy Henderson
    What happens when Grace LaJoy and her siblings come face-to-face with their estranged mother after 49 years? How does she receive them? Find out in Reuniting with Mother. Book 2 of 4 in the Finding Mother Series. Questions inspiring mental health discussion and Questions Teachers Can Ask are included in the back of the book.
  • Finding Mother After Five Decades: A Story of Hope

    by Grace LaJoy Henderson

    Grace LaJoy’s determination pays off when she finally finds her mother who abandoned her at age two. Discover the specific details about her intriguing journey in Finding Mother After Five Decades: A Story of Hope. Book 1 of 4 in the Finding Mother Series. Questions inspiring mental health discussion and Questions Teachers Can Ask are included in the back of the book.

  • Blossom~The Wild Ambassador of Tewksbury

    by ANNA CARNER

    BLOSSOM~THE WILD AMBASSADOR OF TEWKSBURY By Anna Carner Imagine what life would be like to be loved by a not-so-typical wild deer. Think of the discoveries—full of fun, at times terrifying—as awareness blurs nature's wildlife boundaries and friendship grows. This riveting true story describes the astonishing bond created between a beautiful, wild creature and the woman who saved her.

  • Souvenirs of Suffering

    by Dazhoni Green
    Through the eyes and voice of a child, Dazhoni Green recounts her battle with brain cancer, wrestling with the debilitating effects of its initial symptoms, the diagnosis and ensuing treatment. These experiences, doubts and fears, were a prelude to a lengthy and arduous recovery. SOUVENIRS OF SUFFERING is a candid account that will find the reader cheering Dazhoni on, sometimes with tears, at every obstacle on her way to become the compassionate, energetic young woman she is today. The champions... more
  • Journey Untold: Twisted Love: My Mother's Struggle with Mental Illness

    by Yassin Hall
    Yassin S. Hall walks us through the shadows of her life as a child growing up with a mom that has mental illness in Journey Untold - My Mother's Struggle with Mental Illness. In Yassin S. Hall's town within the Virgin Islands, everyone knows your business due to its small community. Her mother's illness created several stigmas that followed Yassin S. Hall wherever she went. It is Yassin S. Hall's goal to not only tell her story, but to show how this illness can cause harm to loved ones dealing w... more
  • My Life: Journey to the Alter

    by Sasha
    Sasha move to the state to live with her father and to start a new life. She hopes things will be different than when she was with her mother in Ghana.
  • Huck & Finn, Bookstore Cats

    by Kevin Coolidge
    Huck & Finn are the bookstore cats at From My Shelf Books & Gifts. You may have seen the brothers in "Bookstore Cats" by Brandon Schultz. Now you can read about a day in the life of Huck & Finn at the bookstore. It's a book all their own, but they still have to share it with each other.
  • Brainwashed by Foster Parents

    by Jeffery Tracey Sr

    Brainwashed by foster parents is a true story about a twelve-year old boy who is forced to live with foster parents, after his family was torn apart because of alcoholism, abuse, abandonment, and poverty. The book tells how a very fanatic religious family manipulated, coerced, and brainwashed a twelve-year old boy for four years. The foster parents brainwashed the young boy to join their church congregation and live according to their fanatic religious beliefs. It tells about the emotional ev... more

  • A Family Torn Apart

    by Jeffery Tracey Sr.
    A Family Torn Apart is a heart-wrenching true story of an eleven-year-old boy seeing and experiencing his family being torn apart. The mother and father had four children, all of them boys. The family definitely had its ups and downs. The parents separated in 1954, and three of the boys were sent to foster homes. The youngest boy, who was two years old stayed with his mother. The family reunited in 1958 and lived for four years on a farm in Montezuma, Kansas. After a horrible accident, the fami... more

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