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Unfit Lara Cleveland Torgesen

Unfit

Lara Cleveland Torgesen

Published
ISBN : 9780615874494
Paperback
438 pages
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Chrissy Rollings has a mountain of troubles to overcome, one that would crush most other girls her age.She was born in a small North Carolina town in 1952, into a poor but happy and loving family that always managed to scrape by each month... untilMoreChrissy Rollings has a mountain of troubles to overcome, one that would crush most other girls her age.She was born in a small North Carolina town in 1952, into a poor but happy and loving family that always managed to scrape by each month... until the night her father died in a car crash, plunging the family into poverty. Chrissy’s mother is forced to take low-paying jobs to supplement her meager welfare checks, leaving Chrissy to raise her five siblings. But even these sacrifices are not enough.North Carolina was among the states to practice eugenics — forcing sterilization procedures on thousands of people deemed “unfit” to reproduce. When Chrissy’s mother was faced with the choice of having 14-year-old Chrissy sterilized or losing her welfare check, she makes the only choice she feels she can and signs the consent form. That act of survival sets into motion a series of events that shape the course of Chrissy’s life forever.