“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…

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.