People in Peril; Kids in Crisis

Top 10 People in Peril; Kids in Crisis : The Long Winter, Disappearing Earth, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, The Unbreakable Child: A Memoir About Forgiving the Unforgivable, When Jeff Comes Home, Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island, Little Daughter: A Memoir of Survival in Burma and the West, Searching for Sylvie Lee, Bastard Out of Carolina, The Night Before

The Long Winter
AuthorLaura Ingalls Wilder
On the empty winter prairie, gray clouds to the northwest meant only one thing: a blizzard was seconds away. The first blizzard came in October. It snowed almost without stopping until April. The temperature dropped to forty below. Snow reached the roof-tops. And no trains could get through with food...
Disappearing Earth
AuthorJulia Phillips
For fans of Anthony Marra's A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and Téa Obreht's The Tiger's Wife: the kidnapping of two small girls on a remote peninsula in Russia sets in motion an evocative, moving, searingly original debut novel by a dazzling young writer.

One August afternoon, on the...
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
AuthorNicholas D. Kristof
From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.

With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey...
The Unbreakable Child: A Memoir About Forgiving the Unforgivable
AuthorKim Michele Richardson
The Unbreakable Child: A Story About Forgiving the Unforgivable is a riveting journey inside the secretive underbelly of the St. Thomas/Saint Vincent Orphan Asylum in rural Kentucky. It is the first book in the United States to confront the institutionalized physical and emotional abuse suffered...
AuthorCatherine Atkins
The strongest parts of this book describe the confusing emotions that Jeff feels after he returns to his family: anger, guilt, confusion, and embarrassment. Readers will sympathize with Jeff's admittance that he submitted to some of his captor's attentions willingly in order to get food and the complicated...
Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island
AuthorRegina Calcaterra
The book's a genuine tear-jerker. Five little children all abused, a couple of them worse than the others with beatings and imprisonment, starvation and whatever else their mother (their five fathers were not present) could think up when she was present and not off on one of her months-long jaunts....
Little Daughter: A Memoir of Survival in Burma and the West
AuthorZoya Phan
Zoya Phan was born in the remote jungles of Burma to the Karen tribe, which for decades has been resisting Burma’s brutal military junta. At age 13, her peaceful childhood was shattered when the Burmese army attacked. So began two terrible years of running, as Zoya was forced to join thousands of refugees...
Searching for Sylvie Lee
AuthorJean Kwok
A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge, from the New York Times bestselling author...
Bastard Out of Carolina
AuthorDorothy Allison
Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family—a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, hard-drinking men who shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly. At the heart of this story is Ruth Anne Boatwright,...
The Night Before
AuthorWendy Walker
First dates can be murder.

Riveting and compulsive, national bestselling author Wendy Walker’s The Night Before “takes you to deep, dark places few thrillers dare to go” as two sisters uncover long-buried secrets when an internet date spirals out of control.

Laura Lochner...
When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge
AuthorChanrithy Him
In a mesmerizing story, Chanrithy Him vividly recounts her trek through the hell of the "killing fields." She gives us a child's-eye view of a Cambodia where rudimentary labor camps for both adults and children are the norm and modern technology no longer exists. Death becomes a companion in the camps,...
AuthorNancy Price
4 ½ stars. Worthwhile read about a woman escaping a physically abusive husband. Fulfilling feeling at the end.

I saw the movie years ago. The book is better. One part of the movie annoyed me - stupid frustrating act of the mother. In the movie Martin visits the mother in a nursing home pretending...
Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed - A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings
AuthorMichelle Knight
The #1 New York Times Bestseller and inspirational memoir by Michelle Knight, whose survival story gripped the world and continues to inspire and offer hope.

Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward,...
AuthorKristin Hannah
Alaska, 1974.
Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.
For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family...
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