Praise for Garbage Bag Girl

“Celeste is about resilience. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Celeste for over twenty years and her service to others in need is legendary. And now with Garbage Bag Girl her work will not only encourage but help others find their voice.”

– DAVE PELZER #1 International bestselling author of A Child called ‘It’; National Jefferson Award recipient; Author of Return to the River

“Garbage Bag Girl is a raw narrative about not only what it is like to experience abuse and neglect, but to subsequently be parented by a well intentioned child welfare system that struggles to be genuinely child centered, family driven, and healing centered.

Celeste Edmunds is a profile in courage and resiliency. Her lived child welfare experience serves as a testament to the importance of loving family connections for every child and of the complicated, but very real need a child has to be connected to who they are and where they came from. With grace and compassion, Celeste has taken her own difficult experiences and channeled them for decades into bettering the lives of other children and families. She is a gift.”

– DIANE MOORE Former Director of Utah’s Division of Child and Family Services

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