Nutmeg, a child who describes herself a "white on the inside, black on the outside," and who names herself, comes to Children's Garden Treatment Center for evaluation and treatment after the courts sever her parents' rights due to extreme abuse. A difficult child, she had drifted in the foster care system from early infancy, arriving at Children's Garden at the age of seven with more than ten foster placements, a failed adoption and really wicked behaviors.
Though fictionalized, the narrative by the author mirrors her experiences with this child and many more children over thirty years of working with emotionally disturbed, abused children. The book tells the reader how it feels to belong to no one, to try to make it in a world which has hurt you physically, emotionally, spiritually. It will make you cry, laugh and walk in a world hopefully unknown to most of us.
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About the Author
mother of four daughters,lover of languages, music, writing, creating art. Have lived long enough to have had and enjoyed several careers and career changes, now enjoying a very active retirement, still writing and creating art. Co-Author of The Magic Theater with Ernest Kinnie
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