A life-long writer and self-described "agent for social change", Beth Fehlbaum, a survivor of sexual abuse, describes Courage in Patience as "all of our story." She draws on her own experiences as an English teacher in developing the lesson plan used by the character Beverly to teach her summer English class. With encouragement from author Chris Crutcher, Beth Fehlbaum weaves the important messages found in his novel, Ironman, into her own original story.
Accomplishments: M.Ed. in Reading; B.A. in English -emphasis Writing, minor in Secondary Education - emphasis Language Arts.
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This touching and inspiring story was written with teens in mind, but it is much more than a YA novel. The emotions and lessons will resonate with adults as well, and the manner in which the subject matter of sexual abuse is dealt with is equally appropriate for both a teen and an adult audience. The content is never graphic or disturbing, showing the emotional devastation caused by such abuse without going into great detail about the physical aspects of the sexual attacks. The themes of abuse, social injustice, racism, peer pressure, bullying, parental responsibility, fear, forgiveness, love, acceptance, and hope will strike a chord in the hearts of readers young and old alike.
Beth Fehlbaum, author, Courage in Patience
Kunati Books, ISBN # 978-1-60164-156-4
Available on Amazon and in bookstores, September,2008http://courageinpatience.blogspot.comhttp://www.bethfehlbaum.comhttp://www.kunati.com
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