Ms. Wendy Ulbani
AP English Language
Readings, Observations, and Experiences
Film and Television
Nonfiction - Books
Pelzer, Dave. A Child Called It. 1995: Deerfeild Beach: Omaha Pub. Co., 1993
The book describes the struggle of a young child fighting for his life against his mothers abusive games. He used his own mind to try to beat her at her own games. He makes many attempts to try to survive healthily but fails with every trial.
"Mother returned in her robe and threw a wad of newspapers at me. She informed me that the newspapers were my blankets, and the floor under the table was now my bed."
"My hope deteriorated and I began to believe that my life would never change. I thought I would be Mother's slave as long as I lived."