Injustice for All Ages: Must Be 18 to Read by Thomas Wood
This book was written from the point of view of someone who lost everything because he did drugs and got caught. The author tells of his own personal tragedies without holding back anything. He lost his kids, his wife, his career and went into poverty. He added that you have to be "18 to read" this book because he doesn't want teenagers to think doing drugs is cool.
He confesses his many drug-related crimes and provides the reader with a deep look inside "the hood." He includes a "suicide note," many letters to and from the ACLU as well as poems and a rap he wrote at the height of his struggle. He had to write this book to save himself, as well as hope to have an impact on helping to save children and future families from a similar disaster.
He details the destruction of his own daughter, who was also suicidal. Moreover, he provides a unique perspective because he has taught many psychologically damaged children in the class setting who had also been removed from their home. It is important for people to read this, or the only side they will ever hear is from the Department of Social Services. Without this book, the victims would never have a voice; he shares many true stories from people who went through the same tragedy.
Also, this book serves a much higher purpose to help persuade people to end the law that gets children taken from their parents for just having a positive drug screen. He goes into detail of the damage it causes to both the children (the most) and their families.
The author also holds a Master's Degree in Education and was an elementary school teacher for many years. He is currently drug-free and is working toward becoming a career bartender.