Child Welfare League of America

My Mom Has a Bad Temper

Beverly Hopkins

My Mom Has a Bad Temper "My mom has a bad temper. She gets very angry sometimes. She screams and yells and throws things. Sometimes she hits me or my dad." So begins a young girl's story about her family's painful secrets. The book takes us through one child's journey of abuse and recovery, in which she shares the confusing mix of feelings that accompanies life in an abusive home. Written by a social worker, this child-focused look at difficult subject matter is based on real family dynamics, treats all characters with sensitivity and respect, and offers hope for change.

Illustrated by Marsha Lederman. Ages 4-8

Price: $8.95
CWLA Stock Number: 7220
Publication Date: 2000
ISBN-13: 9780878687220