To Whom It May Concern

Front Cover
Fastpencil Incorporated, Apr 1, 2011 - 180 pages
4 Reviews
She has abandoned me, broken my heart, lied about me and given me cold, deadly glares that made me think she wished I were dead.Mom has also made me feel loved and special, given me a sense of humor and made me feel like a beautiful person. With a warm conversational tone, Laurie Kast-Klein describes her tumultuous childhood and the lack of care demonstrated by the Michigan foster care system. From the loving atmosphere of her grandparents' home to a variety of abusive foster care homes, Laurie has survived and ultimately flourished. Her story is heartfelt and heartbreaking, but her words will inspire you.Laurie Kast-Klein has been involved in advocacy for abused women and children, and she currently lives with her family in Michigan.

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Takes the reader on a journey through a child's life that is the opposite of what it should be...instead of love, uncaring neglect.
Demonstrates vividly that we need to take a hard look at the system
that we put unwanted children in and hold parents accountable for how their children are raised.
If you liked A Child Called It, you will love this book.

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This book is a must read for anyone who cares about children. It is an honest and heartbreaking true story of a little girl growing up in foster homes. The author takes you with her as she tells the stories of her childhood. You will laugh and cry and be inspired by this little girl as the stories unfold. 

About the author (2011)

Laurie Klein is the on-staff artist for the education department of a local marine park. She earned her BS from Maryville College and has worked as a freelance artist for more than twenty-five years. In 2008, the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association awarded Klein the Outstanding Pennsylvania Author/Illustrator Award. The illustrator of eight previous books and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Klein lives in St. Augustine, Florida.

Bibliographic information