Dear Corinne, Tell Somebody! Love, Annie: A Book About by Mari Evans

By Mari Evans

Corinne has replaced, and Annie, her ally, is alarmed. Corinne has develop into withdrawn. She does not stopover at Annie anymore, and she or he does not wish Annie to go to her. She does not even are looking to speak. What has occurred? pissed off through her friend's reluctance to speak, Annie starts to ship Corinne letters. "Dear Corinne," she writes, "you're hiding someplace inside of your self, and that i cannot locate you. . . . i am sorry, simply because i am your pal, and that i love you anyhow." Corinne responds with letters of her personal, yet first and foremost they do not exhibit a lot. Annie does not surrender. Slowly she encourages her pal to bare her scary mystery. Now Annie needs to persuade Corinne to inform an individual who may help. Celebrated black author, educator, and activist Mari Evans has created a touching tale approximately actual friendship and the devastating results of kid abuse. It shines a focus on a subject of significant crisis in our state and may impress conversations within the lecture room and round the dinner desk.

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No one has the right to bother you and make you feel bad. Ever. Love yourself and tell. And fight if you must. Always! Love, Louise Price School Nurse 40 Hey Annie, It‛s me, Corinne! I told. I told. I told! And you were right. I feel much better. I don‛t have an ugly secret roaming around inside me anymore. I don‛t have to worry about people nding out about things and thinking I‛m bad. I told! And people still like me. They are still my friends. If you were here I would hug you. Nurse Price believed me.

What I think, Corinne, is that someone is abusing you. And they keep making you afraid so you won’t tell anybody. Child abuse is what happens when someone bigger or stronger than you does things to you that hurt you or make you feel bad. Things that make you angry. Child abuse can be made to stop, Corinne. So let’s talk some more about good touch bad touch, all right? Love, Nurse Price 36 From the Desk of Nurse Price Dear Corinne, Child abuse always feels bad. It usually hurts and makes you uncomfortable.

Dr. Campbell sees as her greatest responsibility, the raising of her two adopted children, who now as young adults are still struggling survivors of childhood abuse. 47 MARI EVANS A recipient of numerous honors and awards, Mari Evans is well known for her work as a poet and writer. Among her published books are I Am a Black Woman, Nightstar, A Dark and Splendid Mass, and Black Women Writers (19501980) A Critical Evaluation. Her books for children include I Look at Me, illustrated by Mike Davis; JD, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney; Jim Flying High, illustrated by Ashley Bryan; and Singing Black: Alternative Nursery Rhymes for Children, illustrated by Ramon Price.

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