“Butterfly Landing” brings the painful issue of child sexual abuse out of the shadows of secrecy and shame. The reader is introduced to Maya, an African American young girl, who has experienced sexual abuse.
“Butterfly Landing” invites the reader on Maya’s journey as she learns how to express her feelings and thoughts, seek help, and start the healing process. Maya’s journey teaches readers:
The title of the book is symbolic of butterflies representing a metamorphosis or change process as well as landing referring to a safe, comforting place of refuge.