Ward of the State

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    • $9.99

Publisher Description

An abandoned child of drug-addicted parents and Florida’s broken child-welfare system, Kenisha E. Anthony was left to wonder if anyone would ever want her. As a young girl, desperate for love and belonging, she bounced from one unstable home to the next, packing only resentment, abandonment, and heartbreak to take with her. Still, Kenisha found her way, ultimately breaking barriers and shattering statistics. Against advice to “just get a GED,” she earned both an undergraduate and graduate degree with the aid of tuition exemption per Florida Statute 1009.25(1)(d), a resource for children aging out of foster care. As an advocate for change in the child welfare system, she found her voice in the presence of state legislators and earned a name as a dynamic professional and change-maker in the field of social work. 

Kenisha shines a spotlight on life through the lens of a survivor with a vivid portrait of her journey from victim to victor, rising above hardships that could have easily left her defeated and destitute. This is a story of triumph, redemption, and the will to become more than just a Ward of the State. Teeming with vulnerability, candor, and wisdom, this unfiltered reflection of Kenisha’s life is, fittingly, more than a memoir. It is a social awareness tool for anyone who’s faced adversity, beat the odds, and refused to be labeled.

Biographies & Memoirs
January 15
State of the Muse INC
Ingram DV LLC

Customer Reviews

mia_mema ,

Proud of YOU!

“Keep Going No Matter What!” 🦍❤️🙌🏿

daisy.white1289 ,

Highly Recommend!!

Amazing book! I felt as if I lived through these experiences with her. Kenisha was very vulnerable and open throughout the entire book. You get a glimpse of how she was treated in each home she was placed in. You get to experience not only the things that hurt her growing up, but also the simple things that brought her joy. It hurts me that the things she went through are many other kids reality. I am so happy and proud that she over came all of her obstacles and was able to create this incredible piece of work. Definitely going to read again!! I wish nothing but the best for Kenisha she has endured so much and is very strong. May god bless her.

Alienswithgolds ,

A must read!!

This book is amazing!! Definitely brought me back to my childhood! I’m so proud of Kenisha for breaking through and accomplishing her goals.