My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay.

My Name Is Why by Lemn Sissay

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This is Lemn Sissay’s memoirs of growing up in care. From the blurb it is about ‘neglect, misfortune and cruelty, but also hope, determination, triumph and creativity’.
Lemn was failed by the system, starting with his foster parents and ending with his final children’s home. It’s about everything that can be wrong about the care system.



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