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About mewriter, wife and mother.

The Unbreakable Child, a memoir about forgiving the unforgivable.

REVIEWS:
KIM MICHELE RICHARDSON

REVIEWS

“A harrowing, but beautifully crafted saga of one woman's courageous fight against evil, and her victory over the greatest titan in history--the Catholic church. This is a book that will haunt you”. -- Alanna Nash, author, "The Colonel."

"The Unbreakable Child is an act of courage, a book that insists on the primacy of justice, no matter how long the delay. Kim Michele Richardson, an author determined to give traumatic memories a rightful meaning, is one indestructible woman." - Jason Berry, Vows of Silence

“This is a gripping account not just of horrific betrayal but also of heroic recovery.” –David Clohessy, Director of SNAP, named People Magazine's 25 "Most Intriguing People" 2003

“The Unbreakable Child is not so much a tragic tale as it is a testament to the resilience of human nature and the fighting spirit residing somewhere in each of us. In recounting her childhood abuse at the hands of those we most revere and put our trust in, Kim encourages victims everywhere to stand up to the bullies and bully pulpits that dictate to us and misuse positions of authority. The Unbreakable Child is more than a wakeup call for the Catholic Church and child care institutions; it's a rally cry for the rest of us to hold our religious, legal and political authorities accountable." --Greg Barrett, Veteran Journalist and Author of The Gospel of Father Joe

“The Unbreakable Child is the most powerful story I've read in a long time. You'll feel her pain and her triumph, and be reminded that the human spirit is resilient beyond all reason. This book will change you” --Jenna Glatzer, author, Celine Dion, For Keeps

While the abuses of Catholic priests have been making headlines in recent years, little has been heard
about mistreatment at the hands of nuns. Here Richardson, who was raised in a Catholic orphanage in
Kentucky in the 1960s, recounts the horrors that she and countless other children endured there and takes readers on her journey to rid herself of the awful memories. Her catharsis comes with a lawsuit, which she and 44 other survivors brought against the order that ran the orphanage. Richardson tells two simultaneous stories. In one, she recalls episodes from her childhood where her “misbehavior” … led to unheard-of punishments. In the other, she takes us through the steps of the lawsuit, from the first meeting with the attorney to the first deposition where a sister was present to, finally, a settlement, the first of its kind against Catholic nuns. Richardson’s candid accounts are chilling, and the strength she shows—with a very supportive husband at her side—is inspiring. Remarkably, she did not abandon the Church and in fact sends her children to Catholic schools. Hers is a beautifully told story about strength and an enduring faith that can lead but one place: to forgiveness.
— American’s Librarian Association’s Book list

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About my library
The Unbreakable Child Coming Spring 2009
Title: The Unbreakable Child
Author: Kim Michele Richardson
ISBN 9781933016-91-7

Category: Memoir/Religion/Abuse
Price: 15.95
Release date:
OCTOBER 1st. 2010
2nd Edition Paperback
Behler Publications

REVIEWS:
KIM MICHELE RICHARDSON

REVIEWS

BOOKLIST starred review (hardcover)

“A harrowing, but beautifully crafted saga of one woman's courageous fight against evil, and her victory over the greatest titan in history--the Catholic church. This is a book that will haunt you”. -- Alanna Nash, author, "The Colonel."

"The Unbreakable Child is an act of courage, a book that insists on the primacy of justice, no matter how long the delay. Kim Michele Richardson, an author determined to give traumatic memories a rightful meaning, is one indestructible woman." - Jason Berry, Vows of Silence

“This is a gripping account not just of horrific betrayal but also of heroic recovery.” –David Clohessy, Director of SNAP, named People Magazine's 25 "Most Intriguing People" 2003

“The Unbreakable Child is not so much a tragic tale as it is a testament to the resilience of human nature and the fighting spirit residing somewhere in each of us. In recounting her childhood abuse at the hands of those we most revere and put our trust in, Kim encourages victims everywhere to stand up to the bullies and bully pulpits that dictate to us and misuse positions of authority. The Unbreakable Child is more than a wakeup call for the Catholic Church and child care institutions; it's a rally cry for the rest of us to hold our religious, legal and political authorities accountable." --Greg Barrett, Veteran Journalist and Author of The Gospel of Father Joe

“The Unbreakable Child is the most powerful story I've read in a long time. You'll feel her pain and her triumph, and be reminded that the human spirit is resilient beyond all reason. This book will change you” --Jenna Glatzer, author, Celine Dion, For Keeps

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While the abuses of Catholic priests have been making headlines in recent years, little has been heard
about mistreatment at the hands of nuns. Here Richardson, who was raised in a Catholic orphanage in
Kentucky in the 1960s, recounts the horrors that she and countless other children endured there and takes readers on her journey to rid herself of the awful memories. Her catharsis comes with a lawsuit, which she and 44 other survivors brought against the order that ran the orphanage. Richardson tells two simultaneous stories. In one, she recalls episodes from her childhood where her “misbehavior” … led to unheard-of punishments. In the other, she takes us through the steps of the lawsuit, from the first meeting with the attorney to the first deposition where a sister was present to, finally, a settlement, the first of its kind against Catholic nuns. Richardson’s candid accounts are chilling, and the strength she shows—with a very supportive husband at her side—is inspiring. Remarkably, she did not abandon the Church and in fact sends her children to Catholic schools. Hers is a beautifully told story about strength and an enduring faith that can lead but one place: to forgiveness.
— American’s Librarian Association’s Book list

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