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Were you intrigued by the tragic story of "A Child Called It"? Here are some similiar stories about abused children.
Book Cover Finding Fish: A Memoir
By Fisher, Antwone Quenton
Rivas, Mim Eichler
2001/02 - William Morrow & Company
0688176992 Check Our Catalog

Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Denzel Washington, "Finding Fish" is a remarkable story of pain and success: an African-American "This Boy's Life". This is the life of Antwone Quenton Fisher, born in prison to a single mother and raised on the mean streets of Cleveland. ...More

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Autobiography of a Face
By Grealy, Lucy
Patchett, Ann
2003/03 - Harper Perennial
0060569662 Check Our Catalog

""I spent five years of my life being treated for cancer, but since then I've spent fifteen years being treated for nothing other than looking different from everyone else. It was the pain from that, from feeling ugly, that I always viewed as the great tragedy of my life. The fact that I had cancer seemed minor in comparison.""

At age nine, Lucy Grealy was diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer. When she returned to school with a third of her jaw removed, she faced the cruel taunts of classmates. In this strikingly candid memoir, Grealy tells her story of great suffering and remarkable strength without sentimentality and with considerable wit. Vividly portraying the pain of peer rejection and the guilty pleasures of wanting to be special, Grealy captures with unique insight what it is like as a child and young adult to be torn be ...More

Book Cover Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood
By Gregory, Julie
Feldmann, Marc D.
2003/09 - Bantam Books
0553803077 Check Our Catalog

In this fierce and lyrical memoir, Gregory takes readers inside the hidden world of child abuse called Munchausen by Proxy--with a power rivaling "Girl, Interrupted" and "A Child Called "It." ...More

Book Cover Beautiful Child
By Hayden, Torey
2002/08 - William Morrow & Company
0380813394 Check Our Catalog

Special education teacher Hayden introduces readers to Venus, a seven-year-old girl who refuses to speak. In this compelling true story, Hayden chronicles her efforts to connect with this wounded girl, and tells of the other troubled children in her class with their own unique problems. ...More

Book Cover Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found
By Lauck, Jennifer
2000/10 - Atria Books
0671042556 Check Our Catalog

Lauck's heartbreaking and inspiring memoir--debuting to advance critical acclaim--tells how an ordinary child growing up under the blue skies of Carson City, Nevada, in the early 1970s lost her childhood after her world became unhinged by family tragedy. ...More

Book Cover Somebody's Someone
By Louise, Regina
2003/06 - Warner Books
0446529109 Check Our Catalog

This poignant memoir of one abandoned child's wrenching search for someone to love--and to be loved by--gives compassionate voice to the plight of abused and unwanted children everywhere and offers a scalding look at the life of a child that no one wanted. ...More

Book Cover No One Can Hurt Him Anymore
By Rothgeb, Carol J.
Cupp, Scott H.
2005/05 - Pinnacle Books
0786016701 Check Our Catalog

Author Rothgeb ("Hometown Killer") and Lantana, Florida, prosecutor Cupp tell the riveting inside story of how Jessica Schwarz was successfully convicted in the brutal abuse and death of her own stepson in 1993. photos. Original. ...More

Book Cover The Boy from the Basement
By Shaw, Susan
2004/10 - Dutton Books
0525472231 Check Our Catalog

For Charlie, the basement is home. He's being punished. He doesn't mean to leave--Father wouldn't allow it--but when Charlie is accidentally thrust outside, he awakens to the alien surroundings of a world to which he's never been exposed. Though haunted by fear of the basement and his father's rage, Charlie embarks on a journey toward healing and blossoms when he becomes an unconditionally loved and loving member of the right foster family. This carefully crafted and authentic portrayal of Charlie's emotional and physical abuse is gracefully matched by Susan Shaw's inspiring and deeply moving story of recovery. ...More

Book Cover Wayne: An Abused Child's Story of Courage, Survival, and Hope
By Wayne
Pini, Wendy A.
Theodore, Wayne
2003/04 - Harbor Press
0936197455 Check Our Catalog

This book is a story that sends the reader careening through episodes of childhood abuse, teenage drug addiction, and as an adult the compulsion to repeat the sins of his father. ...More

Book Cover The Rules of Survival
By Werlin, Nancy
2006/09 - Dial Books
0803730012 Check Our Catalog

In this thought-provoking exploration of self-reliance and the nature of evil, a young boy sees that he needs to take action to save his family from his unpredictable mother. ...More