I fell into this book and never left. It tells a fictional story about a foster child and is written with authenticity, empathy and a writer’s eye. The book is beautifully written and lets the reader see foster care from a first person, albeit fictional, perspective. Also, I loved how the writer weaved in issues of immigration and ultimately, this becomes a quest to find home. Bravo – Amazon Review
My Sorrow. Mi Libertad. shares the story of fifteen-year-old Didi, whose world is turned upside down when she is placed in foster care while her mother battles heroin addiction and after her father is deported.
The story is set in the United States amidst the opioid epidemic and at a time when many families are being separated due to US immigration policies. My Sorrow. Mi Libertad exposes the suffering Didi and other youths in care experience, but more importantly, it reveals their resilience.
It is a story of strength, determination, and hope as the young characters learn to take control of their destinies.
About the Author
Dr. Robin Harwick is an author, academic, and consultant dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through research, teaching, and service. She has been a member of academic, governmental, and private research teams since 1995. She also worked extensively in direct service of children and families as a parent educator, home visitor, and therapeutic foster parent. After years spent coaching youth and young adults on how to achieve their dreams – she decided it was time to “walk her talk” and embarked on a world schooling adventure with her teenage son and two dogs!
The journey took them to Mexico, and they decided to make it home. After almost a decade of searching for a democratic learning environment for her son, he gave her the idea of starting her own school. She listened and The Pearl Remote Democratic School was born.
You can find out more about Dr. Robin Harwick and her works on her website RobinHarwick.com