The Silent Screams of Little Jessie is based on a true story of a little girl who becomes orphaned when her mother, abused terribly by her father both mentally and physically, is sent to the state mental hospital. Jessie faces many adversities—poverty and being tossed here and there, unmercifully abused by seemingly everyone. Soon Jessie is afraid to speak or tell anyone about the abuse, for fear it will only bring more abuse. This frail little girl soon begins silently screaming for help. Will anyone hear her screams, or will it be too late? To protect the rights of some, all of the characters in this book are fictional, except for little Jessie. Sadly, all her experiences in this book are very true.