• Barb Siegman

"Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate


Hug your kids now! I am serious, once you read this historical fiction tale of how children are essentially

kidnapped from their parents, hauled away to an orphanage, abused, sold for large sums of money to

the wealthy and privileged while the authorities turn their heads, you will never allow your children to

leave your house again!


Two of the book clubs that I participate in chose this book to read and provided interesting discussions.


Based on real circumstances that started in the late 1930’s and lasted until about 1950, 'Before We Were