Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage

Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage

by Kay Bratt


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ISBN-13: 9780547744964
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kay Bratt grew up in the Midwest as the child of a broken home and later, a survivor of abuse. Facing these obstacles in her own life instilled in Kay a passionate drive to fight for those that had been dealt an unfair hand. Upon arriving in China on an expatriate assignment with her husband in 2003, she was immediately drawn to the cause of China's forgotten orphans. Moved beyond tears by the stories of these children, she promised to give them the voice they did not have. In 2008, she self-published her memoir Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage to do just that.

With the help of her readers, Kay continues to raise awareness and advocate for at-risk children. In China, she was honored with the 2006 Pride of the City award for her humanitarian work. She is the founder of the Mifan Mommy Club, an online organization which provides rice for children in China's orphanages, and is also an active volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for abused and neglected children. Kay currently resides on Amelia Island, in the Fernandina Beach area.

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Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read book for parents who have adopted from China.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book tells how it is in these kind of places. It is sad but I am thankful for all the people that adopt these children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the author detracts from the story of these helpless children by interjecting too much about herself. She sort of trumpets her own benevolence to the point the story takes on a veiled "Thank God for the kids I was there" kind of tone, which I found distasteful. Contrasting the stark horror of starving infants and abused children are overly aggrandized personal trials and tribulations such as difficulty finding vanilla to bake homemade cookies, her back pain, difficulty communicating with her maid, etc. I wish I'd have borrowed the book or at least not paid full price.