A Child Has No Voice
by Linda Ann
The story of a young couple's struggle to survive tough times and family dysfunction in post war Chicago, Illinois in the 1940's.
"A Child Has No Voice," is a heartbreaking true story of a 5 year olds sexual abuse when no one was watching. A true story by Linda Ann, tells of her parents struggles, their hardships, and failed attempts to make a better life for themselves and their children, failures that led to sexual abuse and at times abandonment. Both Sarah and Mario had strikes against them coming into the world. Mario lost both his parents to tuberculoses when he was age 5. He was then separated from his younger brother when put on a ship sailing from Puerto Rico to the United States by himself to go live with his uncle and jealous wife. Sarah's parents divorced when she was 9 just before her mother married her step-father. Sarah was forced to become the mother to her alcoholic mother and step-fathers six daughters.
Her step-father didn't want another man's children from a previous marriage. The kids had to go.
- Linda Ann, December 2012
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