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While you’re waiting for the multi-part editorial that I’m still busy writing, here’s a free Audible download that you can listen to and enjoy.
Here’s a FREE Audible file that you can download and enjoy. This time, it’s
an except from a book called Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, a powerful narrative nonfiction account of a girl who struggles to break free from a vicious cycle of abuse, poverty, and illness. It is written by Jenna Bush, (yes, the daughter of the current US President).
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This is a free excerpt from Ana’s Story.
She’s 17. She’s been abused. She has a child. And she’s HIV-positive.
She is Ana, and this is her story. It begins the day she is born infected with HIV, transmitted from her young mother. Now she barely remembers her mama, who died when Ana was only three. From then on, Ana’s childhood becomes a blur of faint memories and secrets: secrets about her illness and about the abuse she endures.
Ana’s journey is a long one. Shuffled from home to home, she rarely finds safety or love. And then she meets a boy. Berto is one of the only people Ana trusts with all her secrets. That trust puts Ana on a path to breaking the silence that has harmed her, and it leads her to new beginnings, new sorrows, and new hope.
Jenna Bush has written a powerful narrative nonfiction account of a girl who struggles to break free from a vicious cycle of abuse, poverty, and illness. Based on Jenna’s work with UNICEF and inspired by the framework of one girl’s life, it is also the story of many children around the world who are marginalized and excluded from basic care, support, and education. Resources included on this audiobook explain how you can make a difference to children in need and how you can protect yourself and others.
A portion of the proceeds from this book will benefit the U.S Fund for UNICEF.
©2007 Jenna Bush; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers
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