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TOUGH ISSUES: Surviving Abuse

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Scars Teen Book Scars

Rainfield, C. A. (Cheryl A.)
TEEN RAINFIE

Fifteen-year-old Kendra, a budding artist, has not felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially since she cannot remember her abuser's identity, and she copes with the pressure by cutting herself.




Three little words :   a memoir Teen Book Three little words : a memoir

Rhodes-Courter, Ashley, 1985-
TEEN B RHODES RHODES

Ashley spent nine years in foster care after being taken away from her mother. She endured many caseworkers, moving from school to school and manipulative, humiliating and abusive treatment from one foster family. See how she survives and eventually thrives against the odds.




Jesus land a memoir book Jesus land a memoir

Scheeres, Julia.
eBOOK OVERDRI

This riveting memoir is the story of a 16-year-old girl and her adopted, black, 16-year-old brother in Indiana who are sent to a reform school in the Dominican Republic by their violent father and distant mother more involved with her church's missionaries than her own children.




Stitches : a memoir-- book Stitches : a memoir--

Small, David, 1945-
BIO SMALL SMALL

The prize-winning children's author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet redemptive graphic memoir. Recalling Running with Scissors with its ability to evoke the trauma of a childhood lost, Stitches will transform adolescent and adult readers alike with its deeply liberating vision.




A girl's life online Teen Book A girl's life online

Tarbox, Katherine.
TEEN B TARBOX TARBOX

In A Girl's Life Online,Tarbox, now eighteen, tells her story-an eye-opening tale of one teenager's descent into the seductive world of the Internet. Tarbox's harrowing experience with her online boyfriend would affect her life for years to come and result in her becoming the first "unnamed minor" to test a federal law enacted to protect kids from online sexual predators. In an age when a new generation is growing up online, Tarbox's memoir is a cautionary tale for the Internet Age.




The glass castle :   a memoir book The glass castle : a memoir

Walls, Jeannette.
B WALLS WALLS

A remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette's brilliant and charismatic father captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn't want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.




This boy's life :   a memoir book This boy's life : a memoir

Wolff, Tobias, 1945-
B- WOLFF WOLFF

In this unforgettable memoir of boyhood in the 1950s, we meet the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move. Between themselves they develop an almost telepathic trust that sees them through their wanderings from Florida to a small town in Washington State. Fighting for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, Toby's growing up is at once poignant and comical. His various schemes--running away to Alaska, forging cheeks, and stealing cars--lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.




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