'Brittle Never Broken' Celebrates Strength of Special Woman
The book is about a baby who grows into a young woman with a disability, who endures broken bones, physical and verbal abuse, poverty, racism and fear. Raised in a dysfunctional family and surrounded by those who turn to alcohol and drugs for relief, Lockwood could have easily been caught up in this way of living. However, as she gets older and is introduced to God, she realizes it is possible to live a life free from misery and poverty. She sets out to make it happen and succeeds.
"People who live in Chicago will feel a connection. Even those who lived in the southern states during the '60s and migrated to Chicago, and can relate to farming, will get a sense of nostalgia. Likewise, those who are less fortunate, have lived, or are currently living in public housing will be able to relate to my book. People with physical and mental disabilities who have spent time in the hospital or attended schools for people with disabilities, will feel they are not alone," Lockwood says.
Candid, compelling and inspiring, "Brittle Never Broken" reminds readers: "No matter how bad our lives may seem, we should maintain a positive spirit and believe that things will change for the best."
"Brittle Never Broken"
By LaViza Lockwood
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 470 pages | ISBN 9781524691257
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 470 pages | ISBN 9781524691271
E-Book | 470 pages | ISBN 9781524691264
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
LaViza Lockwood's love of reading, writing and researching led her to pursue a degree in library science. As a former federal employee, one of her duties was to write and edit for the quarterly newsletter. Lockwood began journaling her life when she was 10 years old. Her diary is just one of multiple resources which helped in writing her memoir "Brittle Never Broken."
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