A New Book That Cradles today’s Abused, Neglected, Abandoned and Displaced Youths
January 16, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsThis realistic fictional account takes place in an Orphanage named “Stillwater’s.” The events unfold in a city and state called “Macon, Georgia, during the early 1900’s. The five girls that are characterized in this story all suffer from abuse, neglect, abandonment and displacement. As they arrive at the orphanage, each of them are displaying withdrawal symptoms from the traumatic experiences that has affected their childhood.
The Lady in the story operates the Orphanage and ensures that they are transitioned with love, compassion and peace. Each day, the girls dream of being adopted by caring parents from all over the world. They all share their feelings and dreams underneath the Cherry Blossom Tree. This is where they find a source of healing as they communicate their feelings to others who have been through similar experiences.
As the girls bond, they become sisters who form a deep friendship that is eventually interrupted by adoptive parents who separate them.
Over the years, they each write the lady who cared for them. She dies and they all meet for the burial underneath the Cherry Blossom Tree.
The author wrote this book to support youth, families, schools and social service agencies that needed additional resources during times of crisis. This book came out of some realistic accounts as witnessed by the author during his tenure as a former crime scene investigator and educator.
Quote: Every child deserves a loving and caring home that will ensure security in knowing that they were born as a gift to the world. – Fletcher Johnson Jr.
According to researchers, 1 out of every 5 adults has experienced abuse through incest and molestation as children. 2 out of every 3 have experienced some form of neglect, abandonment or displacement. Statistics are showing an increase in these occurrences each year.
This book will have a positive impact on the lives of youths and adults who are still battling the darkness of painful childhood memories.
It is time that someone took a stand on protecting our youth by providing agencies with a real resource that will enable adults and children to sustain the unforeseen turbulences of life. This book gives youth and adults a sense of hope and comfort. Families, Children, Schools and Youth will benefit from this book.
Millions of readers are calling this book “A Diamond in the Ruff” for those who feel worthless. You can purchase this book “Memories of a Cherry Blossom Tree” by Fletcher Johnson Jr. at major retail bookstores and online at Barnes & Nobles.com, Amazon.com, Books-A-Million.com, buy.com and other sites.