Taken from her Native birth mother as a baby. Removed from her adoptive parents' home at 5 and caught shoplifting at 11. On the streets prostituting herself at 14. This is the stark childhood and adolescence of Tara Lee, the protagonist of As I Remember It. But she triumps over rejection and abuse, thanks to her indomitable spirit and the efforts of a pair of unique foster parents.
Breakdowns in the fostering system make the headlines, but what is day-to-day lfie really like for foster children and teens? What struggles do they face, and what resources do they draw on? Why are kids in care more liable to get involved in crime? As I Remember It yields first-person insight into these issues, but beyond that, it will draw you in with its unblinking portrait of a young girl who discovers that she possesses a core of strength equal to that of her storybook heroines.
Acclaim for the book
Finalist for the inaugural 2013 Burt Award for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Literature
About the Author
Born in Northern Manitoba, Tara Lee Morin now resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. She spends most of her time working on her writings, with a passion for children in foster coare. She is currently working on a children's book and her second memoir. Tara's hope for the future is to work directly with children in high risk situations by helping them to find their hidden talents through programs and developments. (Thetyus.com)