The throw-away piece / Jo Ann Yolanda Hernández.
Author: Hernández, Jo Ann Yolanda.
Publisher: Houston, TX : Pi~nata Books, c2006.
ISBN: 9781558853539 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1558853537 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Description: 246 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject: Self-esteem Fiction.
Foster home care Fiction.
Abused women Fiction.
Mothers and daughters Fiction.
Summary: Even after entering the foster care system, Jewel is the one who takes care of her mother and, shutting herself off from the vulnerability of closeness to others, is unaware of the positive influence she has on those around her.