by Curtrina Pharr
an Abandoned Child
soft cover, 128 pages
$18.99 + tax, shipping & handling
This eye-opening story sheds light on a very dark, silent part of our community while providing inspiration to abused and neglected women and children. Curtrina Pharr grew up in a version of Charlotte, N.C., that most of us won't recognize—one where getting to the park early to avoid the crowd meant getting there in time to claim the relatively secure sleeping spot inside the covered sliding board. Confessions of an Abandoned Child is Curtrina's story of surviving the death of her parents, physical and emotional abuse, homelessness, and the hardships that often result from all the above. New friends, faith, and the birth of her son helped her to imagine a better future and to start creating it.
“And God forgives us all. May I be forgiven for having this child and her siblings living so close to me and not doing more about the ‘hell’ they lived through daily. Confessions of an Abandoned Child should be required reading for anyone who works with or knows low-income families, and that is all of us. This is but a mere glimpse of the many struggles our children deal with on a daily basis.”
and business owner
“This must-read book is an eye-opening illustration of what is happening to far too many youth in our community. More people need to be aware of what is going on right in front of their eyes, so they can at least recognize the signs. Maybe then they will be more likely to help.”
—Brennon D. Graham, executive director of The Relatives, Inc.