a MEMOIR by
Barbara Ann Manning
When Barbara advocates for the needs of foster children, she speaks from personal experience. She lived for 18 years in an orphanage and five foster homes—and knows how it feels to grow up without her parents. Barbara credits her survival and ultimate triumph over “the system” to her mentors at crucial times of her life. she says: “Let’s embrace the child within ourselves as well as the concept that we are our brother’s keeper.”
6×9 • 304 pages • $14.95
Barbara Ann Manning spent her childhood years in the foster care system—age 6 through high school graduation at age 18. With the help of key mentors during these years of neglect and abuse, she learned to value herself and her life. Barbara broke the cycle of abuse within her family and raised four children—all college graduates. This is her story.