“These reads reveal the struggles of growing up amid poverty and familial dysfunction, but also shed light on the strength of the human spirit.” Bookbub lists 29 books to read if you loved the The Glass Castle: Angela’s Ashes, I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing, Etched in Sand…. 29…
Regina Calcaterra Op-Ed: Growing up in New York state’s foster care system in the 1980s, I was well aware of the plight of those who age out of foster care without a parent or safety net. They often ended up on public assistance, homeless or incarcerated. They did not attend…
It’s hard to glimpse the girl who described herself as a “bag of bones” in the self-assured, articulate woman behind the podium as she shares, “When I was growing up, only two percent of children in foster care would attend college.” She continues. “Today that percentage has risen to. ….
Calcaterra’s next book chronicles the journey of her youngest sister Rosie Maloney after their abusive and alcoholic mother removed her from a foster home in New York and unwillingly dragged Rosie all the way to Idaho
After listening to Regina Calcaterra convey her background as an abandoned child, I understood why her Etched in Sand memoir sat right next to Maya Angelou on the New York Times Best Seller List.
CBS’ “Sunday Morning” explored the topic of Human Resilience, featuring Regina and the story that she has told in her New York Times’ Bestseller, Etched in Sand.
Regina Calcaterra overcame an incredibly difficult upbringing where she moved from foster home to foster home and lived in a station wagon. Calcaterra kept her difficult upbringing to herself for many years until she realized it was a source of strength rather than shame. Calcaterra recently was appointed by Governor…
Inside Edition documents Regina’s childhood, in a report that features Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, N.Y., where she spent much of her time during her youth reading, learning and beginning to pave her way from poverty to success.
WCBS Radio profiles Regina and Etched in Sand, noting: “Regina Calcaterra Hopes Memoir Gives Voice To Disadvantaged Kids.” Read and hear the report.
Regina appeared on CBS’ “The Couch” program to discuss Etched in Sand, and her challenged childhood.