The Bastard Child is a compelling true story of a man overcoming adversity and social stigmatization. The author, Leroy M. Allen, was born and raised in the Cherry Hill section of South Baltimore. Growing up on the streets and in a culture of survival, his lifestyle was extremely dysfunctional and included lots of abuse and adversity. Fiercely protected and loved by a mother, who lacked skills and resources to support the family, The Bastard Child, tells about the love and initiative Leroy had for his mother and the abuse they endured. The story exposes his mother's abusive relationships and how he became the man with a mission who started a non-profit organization the National Fund for the Awareness of Violence Against Women and Children (NAVA FUND). All proceeds from the sale of THE BASTARD CHILD go to the support of NAVA FUND.
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Leroy Allen was born May 28, 1951 and raised in the Cherry Hill section of South Baltimore. Mr. Allen was the ‘child’ of David and Juanita Allen, however his biological father named Charles Walker. Juanita was legally married to David Allen at the time she conceived and gave birth to Charles Walker’s son. In order to preserve the family’s reputation within the community and keeping Juanita’s dignity intact, Leroy was given the Allen families name. Mr. Allen found acceptance and ‘nurture’ outside his family environment in the streets of Baltimore from mid-morning until sunset at a very young age. The Bastard Child tells the impact of growing up and overcoming his struggles to being a man with a mission.About the Author:
Leroy Allen was born May 28, 1951 and raised in South Baltimore. A section call Cherry Hill , My father was name David Allen and , however my biological father named was Charles Walker. Juanita my mother was legally married to David Allen at the time she conceived me and gave birth to me, In order to preserve the family’s reputation within the community and keeping my mother Juanita’s dignity intact, I was given the Allen families name. David. Allen found acceptance and ‘nurture’ But outside in the streets of Baltimore from mid-morning until sunset at a very young age with no rules to guide me. Which impacted my life growing up overcoming my fears and uncertainty in life.
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