by Torey Hayden
Torey Hayden is a very special teacher. She takes us into the world of troubled children, from classroom to hospital ward, to life. We meet the children, and then we learn about their lives and Ms. Hayden’s role in them.
The children in this particular book suffer different forms of silence, and the effects of that silence. Some of these stories are difficult to read, but Torey’s handling of the topics is respectful and caring. She educates the reader just as she did each child, each family, and even other caregivers.
Torey Hayden breaks our heart with these children and the tragedy of their young lives, but then she heals us, just as she does them. Torey, her book, and her children will stay with you.