Wake Up, Annie Mather by Mike Dorsey
Despite being a poor widow and mother of four, Annie Mather stayed strong for her family and refused to let the hateful people in her life bring her down. Even when her own mother favored Annie’s twin sister simply because she was rich and had “normal” children, Annie turned the other cheek and showed everyone the love and grace they didn’t always deserve.
On top of it all, Annie remained a pillar of strength for her son Mike, who lives with cerebral palsy and deafness. Life was not often kind to Mike, just as it wasn’t to Annie, so they relied on each other’s love and support to navigate life’s many challenges.
Written with equal parts melancholy and hope, Wake Up, Annie Mather! tells the story of Mike Dorsey’s strong and beautiful mother, who somehow always managed to enjoy life to the fullest.