Books tagged: Child Abuse

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First Gear

By Lorrie Jorgensen

First Gear: A Motorcycle Memoir is a compelling story of childhood physical, emotional and sexual abuse that unrolls as the author, at age 50 and living with Multiple Sclerosis, rides her 2009 Harley-Davidson — named Thelma D. — from Ottawa to Winnipeg and back with a stop ... Read more

No White Picket Fence

By Robin Whittaker & Sue Mckenzie-Mohr

A powerful verbatim play about young women’s resilience through foster care, drawn from in-depth interviews. No White Picket Fence stems from a research project conducted by social work professor Sue McKenzie-Mohr with ten individuals who, as girls, grew up in the foster-care ... Read more

The Wild Boy of Waubamik

By Thom Ernst

“An inspiring story of resilience, told with a vivid sense of character and humour. ” —RICHARD CROUSE, CTV host and film critic
Film critic, writer, and broadcaster Thom Ernst chronicles his life growing up with an abusive father in rural Ontario.
The residents of Waubamik ... Read more