Ch. 7 & 8

Chapters 7 and 8 focus on the time Lia was placed in foster care. Fadiman notes that Neil thought of other options beside reporting the Lees to Child Protective Services in retrospect. Neil mentioned that he used to feel troubled about his choice but he was more concerned about Lia’s welfare which seems reasonable. TheContinue reading Ch. 7 & 8

Chapters 7 & 8

Chapter seven of Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down chronicles the events of Lia Lee following her parents’ loss of custody of her. Her departure from her family and anyone who understood Hmong proved to be difficult as it impeded with the staff’s ability to communicate effectively with her about the circumstancesContinue reading Chapters 7 & 8