By Mari Evans
Corinne has replaced, and Annie, her ally, is alarmed. Corinne has turn into withdrawn.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? annoyed by way of her friend's reluctance to speak, Annie starts off to ship Corinne letters. "Dear Corinne," she writes, "you're hiding someplace within your self, and that i cannot locate you. . . . i am sorry, simply because i am your good friend, and that i love you anyhow." Corinne responds with letters of her personal, yet initially they do not demonstrate a lot. Annie does not quit. Slowly she encourages her pal to bare her scary mystery. Now Annie needs to persuade Corinne to inform a person who will 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 matter of significant drawback in our state and may impress conversations within the school room and round the dinner desk.
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Extra resources for Dear Corinne, Tell Somebody! Love, Annie: A Book About Secrets
Parents and professionals need to watch and listen so much more diligently. And even after we “hear,” so many of us tend to stand immobile (paralyzed or like accomplices). After the listening and the hugs, parents and professionals must report, and help remove and support the child, and probably testify. ” Dear Corinne should be in every therapeutic office. It can be read individually by a child victim of sexual abuse, with the therapist sitting by to support and discuss. It can be read together, helping to form that healing bond between the child and the therapist.
An educator, writer and musician, she lectures and reads at colleges and universities throughout the United States. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
But Annie is your friend and Annie is my friend. And you know Annie. If she has a problem she tries to talk to somebody about it. Beacause she knows that sometimes other people have ideas and understand what the trouble is. Your problem has happened to other people who could not help themselves any more than you can. Even if it’s a problem you feel can’t be changed, sometimes we can think of ways to help. Annie is worried about you because she is your friend. And she feels sad because you are no longer as close to her as you used to be.