Lady Liberty Weeps

A dream disenchanted

by Joel Waddy



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/29/2022

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781665569132
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781665569125
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781665569149

About the Book

Lady Liberty Weeps: A dream disenchanted addresses one of many avoided subject matters. This land of enchantment as seen from the eyes of the immigrant, as perfect as we envision, rears its ugliness in many ways. As welcoming as some may have experienced, others yearn to be embraced and considered American just as any other. This fictional novel confronts the learned behaviors of racial bias as evident in how some children treat their colleagues. Galen, the main character of this book fell victim to bullying as will be witnessed through discriminatory insults and acts of violence disseminated from these learned biases. Having parents, one may describe as egalitarian, Galen was taught that the rights he was afforded which included the right to be an American, was as deserved as any other person. Denial of such a right either because of racial or ethnic biases, objectively places one in the position of less advantaged, and subjectively to psychological complexes of inferiority. Galen has lived through and survived the stressors of adolescence. His traumatic experience and the strength garnished by four of his teenage friends, proved to hasten a level of maturity not expected of his age group. His belief in God provided strength where there was none to be had through earthly means. Teenage adversity, peer abuse or social insensitivity, regardless of its title, proves damaging to the mental health of our youth. In a society where immigrants, racial and ethnic minorities seem destined to be subjected to abuses, it gives little hope for a better tomorrow. The five friends shared the collective belief that there is good in all of us and were determined to see change blossom from a society that has held on to its prejudices and sought to bring the greatness of America from its dormancy to its wakefulness.

About the Author

An interesting character, a fact substantiated from whence he came to the present. A native of Guyana, his adolescent exposure deviated from the typical teenager experiences. Gifted and positioned to take advantage of an opportunity, he excelled musically, which allowed travel and the assets of greater perspectives culturally. He migrating to the United States of America as a young adult, and either by design or destiny, delved into the health care profession. A career path taken by both parents; he slowly but steadfastly followed their footsteps. His academic accomplishments show characteristics of ambition and drive. His academic ascension lists an Associates in Applied Science degree in Nursing, followed by a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, and currently holds a master’s in health administration. A firm proponent of reaching for the stars is the ultimate long-term goal for this author. A person who stumbles, falls but persistently struggles to rise again, he has finally found that safe space to express himself through literature. Always passionate about writing, only those close to him were privileged to share in this experience. Always the quiet character in the loudest forum with the most to say, yet patient for the most opportune moment to divulge. He now has the patience, time and quiet to explore the mind and communicate with the world of bibliophiles. The father of three children, two boys and a girl, his choice of the genre of young adults was appealing as he dueled the challenges of adulthood while being the father of children that traversed this stage of development. He sees the need to be proactive rather than react to the problems the young adult faces. It is the hope of this writer that the reader absorbs and benefits from the message he tries to convey in this book. Children learn what they live, but learning can also be obtained through reversed roles.