Taken from her Native birth mother as a baby. Removed from her adoptive parents' home at 5 and caught shoplifting at 11. On the streets prostituting herself at 14. This is the stark childhood and adolescence of Tara Lee, the protagonist of As I Remember It. But she triumphs over rejection and abuse, thanks to her indomitable spirit and the efforts of a pair of unique foster parents.Breakdowns in the fostering system make the headlines, but what is day-to-day life really like for foster children and teens? What struggles do they face, and what resources do they draw on? Why are kids in care more liable to get involved in crime?As I Remember It yields first-person insight into these issues, but beyond that, it will draw you in with its unblinking portrait of a young girl who discovers that she possesses a core of strength equal to that of her storybook heroines.
About the author
Born in Northern Manitoba, and a foster child, Tara Lee Morin resides in a small town in northern B.C. She is currently writing a sequel to her memoir As I Remember It as well as an illustrated childrenâ??s book about children entering foster care. Tara Lee Morin has worked with local First Nations. She started writing as a young child. Her passion remains the welfare of children.