Garden of the Lost and Abandoned

Garden of the Lost and Abandoned

The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves

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Houghton
The problem by most lights is overwhelming: at least 5,000 children live on the streets of Uganda’s capital city of Kampala. Some forget the names of their villages. The youngest may not know the names of their parents. But Gladys Kalibbala—part journalist, part detective, part Good Samaritan—does not hesitate to dive into difficult or even dangerous situations to aid a child. Author of a newspaper column called “Lost and Abandoned,” she is a resource that police and others turn to when they stumble across a stranded kid with a hidden history. 

Jessica Yu delivers an acutely observed story of this hardnosed and warmhearted woman, the children she helps, and the twists of fate they experience together. The subplot of Gladys’s garden—her precarious dream of providing a home and livelihood for her vulnerable charges—adds fascinating depth. Garden of the Lost and Abandoned chronicles one woman’s altruism, both ordinary and extraordinary, in a way that is impossible to forget, and impossible not to take to heart.  

The fascinating and joyful story of Gladys Kalibbala, a Ugandan "orphan sleuth," who works to connect missing and castaway children to their families


Baker & Taylor
A portrait of journalist, humanitarian and self-taught detective Gladys Kalibbala describes her high-risk efforts to connect missing and castaway children in Uganda to their families, tracing the influence of her "Lost and Abandoned" newspaper column and her dream of providing safe homes and livelihoods for thousands of street kids. 30,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

A portrait of journalist, humanitarian, and self-taught detective Gladys Kalibbala describes her efforts to connect missing and castaway children in Uganda to their families, tracing the influence of her "Lost and Abandoned" newspaper column.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780544617063
0544617061
Branch Call Number: 362.73 Y9g
Characteristics: 372 pages ; 24 cm

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