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My Name's Not Susie

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This book poignantly traces the personal, ethical, and professional development of a child predicted to be dysfunctional.
Paperback, 154 pages
Published April 16th 1997 by Heinemann Educational Books (first published September 18th 1995)
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this book is difficult to read. The story of a Winnipeg woman whose childhood is a nightmare of traumas that would have rendered anyone insane. True she carries the stigmata of being 'bad' through her entire life of searching for love and academic recognition and one feels sorry about anyone growing up in the child care system the author doesn't write as a victim. Perhaps this is because she sticks to the facts of horrible events but doesn't really let us into her head. Her acting out says it al ...more
In my journal, I wrote back then that it was a truly moving book. Many passages and ideas from it stuck with me. She raises a lot of questions about the educational system. This was a book that outraged me at times and amazed me at others. Sharon Hamilton shows us how literacy and writing can be a saving force. Her book is a testimony to the power of literacy and for the need to always, always keep reading and writing for it is in reading and writing that we find ourselves, and it is in reading ...more
Part auto-biography, part literacy text. An interesting read that made me think about teaching and literacy and the roles of both in an individual's life.
Got to read this for a literacy class... shows the true power behind the ability to read and write.
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