Cracks in the Sidewalk

Secrets of Abuse from a Child’s Eye

by Jeanne Olufson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/23/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781490795737
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781490795744
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781490795720

About the Book

"Sidewalks have crisscrossed my life like circuits on a computer chip. Only the Master Designer knows where the intricate patterns lead. Some sidewalks still await my feet. Others, I have been dragged over whether I wanted to be or not." (Author) "Cracks" is unique not only because it dramatizes a mother’s abandonment, a father’s oppression, and a stepmother’s brutality, but it also paints a picture of a grandparent’s love and what good parenting looks like. The reader is able to distinguish between the two. Readers can judge between the positive effects of humor and love, and the negative effects of demeaning words and violent actions upon the mind of a child. The book will also engender hope for survivors (victors) and show that the cycle of abuse can stop in their lives, sparing the next generation. The brighter light we shine on maltreatment, the greater chance we have to slow its growth. Child abuse? It’s everywhere.

About the Author

Jeanne Olufson is a published author, artist, and retired special education/social studies teacher. She has exhibited her unique dye-transfer watercolors in Washington and California. They can be found at "Fantasy Mountain Art" on Facebook. Her next project is writing and illustrating a children’s book called, “My Granny Has a Polka Dot Nose.” She lives with her husband in the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas.