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Becoming Anna: The Autobiography of a Sixteen-Year-Old

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Becoming Anna is the poignant memoir of the first sixteen years in the life of Anna Michener, a young woman who fought a painful battle against her abusive family. Labeled "crazy girl" for much of her childhood, Anna suffered physical and emotional damage at the hands of the adults who were supposed to love and protect her. Committed to various mental institutions by her family, at sixteen Anna was finally able to escape her chaotic home life and enter a foster home. As an effort toward recovery and self-affirmation as well as a powerful plea on behalf of other abused children, Anna wrote this memoir while the experience was fresh and the emotions were still raw and unhealed. Her story is a powerful tale of survival.

"A teen's raw, in-your-face chronicle of events almost as they were happening. As such, it's unforgettable. . . . Michener's story gives voice to the thousands of children and adolescents trapped in 'the system,' biding their time until their 18th birthdays. A candid and unstinting tell-all."—Kirkus Reviews

"Extraordinary. . . . Michener's expressive writing does justice to a topic that is clearly very disturbing to her personally and communicates a profoundly important message on behalf of all abused and neglected children."—Booklist

"An important book, painful to read, but essential if other children in similar situations are to be saved."—Library Journal

"An innocent child's account of 16 years in hell and of the terrible wrongs inflicted on children who are without rights or caring advocates."—Choice

"[Michener] emerges as a compelling and courageous advocate for children and their welfare—she's a young writer with an extraordinary voice."Feminist Bookstore News

"Quite simply one of the best, most compelling, well-written autobiographies published in years. . . . Remember the name. We have not heard the last of Anna Michener."—Myree Whitfield, Melbourne Herald-Sun, cover story

Synopsis:

This is the autobiography of Anna Michener, who suffered physical and emotional abuse behind closed doors at the hands of her parents and grandmother. The account is of growing up under unspeakable conditions, not of mature reflection but an immediate account of unhealed wounds.

Synopsis:

In a poignant memoir written to heal and help other child abuse survivors, Anna Michener describes how she fought a painful battle against an abusive family and escaped her chaotic home life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226524030
Author:
Michener, Anna J.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Michener, Anna J.
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Abuse
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Abused children
Subject:
Psychologically abused children -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Michener, Anna J.
Subject:
Abused children -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.52x5.55x.62 in. .66 lbs.

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