SKU (ISBN): 9781616633929
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Like every young person growing up, I had a dream. But just a dream wasn’t enough for Edline Harris. Growing up in the commonwealth of Dominica, she also needed determination and, most of all, faith. Faced with hardships at a young age, she developed a passion for education. But with little to eat and live on, she soon joined the workforce in order to survive. Still, she longed for more and continued to dream. When the opportunity to move to America came along, Edline didn’t look back, choosing the Life as an Immigrant rather than the life of unfulfilled hopes and dreams. But her struggles were not over. In fact, she soon realized they had just begun, as she struggled to make a new life for herself in a foreign country. The man she followed to America turned out to be less than trustworthy, leaving her to fend for herself while he pursued another. Facing heartache, frustration, and despair, her faith became an anchor in a sea of unsteady waters. Would she find success and happiness in the United States? Would she find love? Would her childhood dreams finally be realized? Inspirational and encouraging, Edline’s reflections on Life as an Immigrant shows that the American dream is only as good as the passion and faith that supports it.