Publication Date: September 14, 2010
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Inside the closed community of Borough Park, where most Chassidim live, the rules of life are very clear, determined by an ancient script written thousands of years before down to the last detail—and abuse has never been a part of it. But when thirteen-year-old Gittel learns of the abuse her best friend has suffered at the hands of her own family member, the adults in her community try to persuade Gittel, and themselves, that nothing happened. Forced to remain silent, Gittel begins to question everything she was raised to believe.
A richly detailed and nuanced book, one of both humor and depth, understanding and horror, this story explains a complex world that remains an echo of its past, and illuminates the conflict between yesterday's traditions and today's reality.
Michelle Field - is a mother and has been a hairstylist for 20 years and owns her own salon. Meeting amazing children through this career and seeing their beautiful minds and souls has led her to another passion ... writing this book for all young children to lift their spirits whenever they may be feeling low. She dedicates this book to her son Zachary who puts a smile on her face every single day. Judy Brown - is a mother and grandmother. She is both a cosmetologist and an LNA working as a home health care provider. She loves gardening, photography, hiking and enjoying the great outdoors.