The Girl in the Dark: A Runaway Child With a Secret Past. A Devastating Discovery that Changes Everything by Angela Hart
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 455KB
Overview: Melissa is a sweet-natured girl with a disturbing habit of running away and mixing with the wrong crowd. After she’s picked up by the police, and with nowhere else to go, she is locked in a secure unit with young offenders. Social Services beg specialist foster carer Angela to take her in, but can she keep the testing twelve-year-old safe? And will Angela ever learn what, or who, drove Melissa to run and hide, sometimes in the dead of night?
The Girl in the Dark is the sixth book from well-loved foster carer and Sunday Times bestselling author Angela Hart. This is a true story that shares the tale of one of the many children she has fostered over the years. Angela’s stories show the difference that quiet care, a watchful eye and sympathetic ear can make to children who have had more difficult upbringings than most.
Genre: Non-fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 226.4 MB
Overview: Harriet Ann Jacob’s autobiography documents her life as a slave and how she attained freedom for herself and her children. Harrowing in its descriptions of sexual abuse, Jacob’s slave narrative is notable for the appeal it made to abolitionist women to open their eyes to the realities of slavery. Deemed too shocking for reading audiences at the time, the book was shelved before it was published in 1861 near the start of the Civil War.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
The Stone Girl’s Story by Sarah Beth Durst
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 295.3 mb, 11 hrs
Overview: Mayka and her stone family were brought to life by the stories etched into their bodies. Now time is eroding these vital marks, and Mayka must find a stonemason to recarve them. But the search is more complex than she had imagined, and Mayka uncovers a scheme endangering all stone creatures. Only someone who casts stories into stone can help-but whom can Mayka trust? Where is the stonemason who will save them?
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction > Children’s > Fantasy
The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 273.1 mb, 10 hrs and 32 mins
Overview: The year is 1739. Eliza Lucas is sixteen years old when her father leaves her in charge of their family’s three plantations in rural South Carolina and then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in pursuit of his military ambitions. Tensions with the British, and with the Spanish in Florida, just a short way down the coast, are rising, and slaves are starting to become restless. Her mother wants nothing more than for their South Carolina endeavor to fail so they can go back to England. Soon her family is in danger of losing everything. Upon hearing how much the French pay for indigo dye, Eliza believes it’s the key to their salvation. But everyone tells her it’s impossible, and no one will share the secret to making it. Thwarted at nearly every turn, even by her own family, Eliza finds that her only allies are an aging horticulturist, an older and married gentleman lawyer, and a slave with whom she strikes a dangerous deal: teach her the intricate thousand-year-old secret process of making indigo dye and in return — against the laws of the day — she will teach the slaves to read.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction > Historical
The Girl with Green Eyes (Oxford Bookworms Library) by John Escott
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 10.1 MB
Overview: A Starter level Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by John Escott. Greg is a porter at the Shepton Hotel in New York. When a girl with beautiful green eyes asks him for help, Greg can’t say no. The girl’s name is Cassie, and she says she is an artist. She tells Greg that her stepfather has her sketchbooks, and now she wants them back. Cassie says her stepfather is staying at Greg’s hotel . . . so what could go wrong?
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
The Girl in the Shadows: My Life in a Cult by Katy Morgan-Davies
Requirements: EPUB Reader
Overview: ‘I was the shadow child no one ever saw.
From the day she was born until she escaped aged 30, Katy Morgan-Davies knew nothing but a life in captivity. Her father was the deluded and cruel leader of a cult based in South London who brainwashed those around him.
Her father’s paranoia and his need to completely control others led to Katy being imprisoned indoors and denied any kind of love or friendship. From a young age, Katy’s father subjected her to violence and mental abuse. She was not permitted contact with anyone outside the house and on the rare occasions she did have to go out, she was always chaperoned.
Katy never gave up hope of one day breaking free from her father’s cruel clutches and finally found her freedom. This is her true story of endurance and survival.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Biographies