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Greenville, U.S.A. – Emerald House Publishing today announced the release of a new children’s book, Abraham’s Journey: A Celebration of the American Dream. Written and illustrated to restore faith in the American dream, the book tells the story of a young boy, who through his faith, imagination and entrepreneurial spirit, sets out to achieve the American dream.
Taking place during the Great Recession, the story begins with Abraham learning that his Mother and Father had recently lost their jobs. With Christmas not far away, and his parents unable to buy gifts for him and his sister, Abraham desperately wants to save Christmas for his family; however, the reality is he too, has no money. But dreams can come true … where there’s a will and a way!
“Our mission with Abraham’s Journey is to inspire today’s youth, by instilling in them the values, principles and virtues necessary to achieve the American dream,” says co-author Robert Basmadjian. “As we make preparations to celebrate Independence Day, I am reminded of the freedoms and principles that our forefathers fought so valiantly to secure and protect. Through their courage, perseverance and sacrifice, they laid down the foundation for the ‘American dream’ and a better way of life for their children. It is this same spirit that inspired us to write Abraham’s Journey.”
According to co-author Kathleen Basmadjian, Abraham’s Journey was written to teach children about the importance of self-reliance and personal responsibility and their role in achieving the American dream. “Today, our children face tremendous hardship and adversity, threatening the American dream’s very existence. Unless we as parents, educators and community leaders teach our children and grandchildren about this unique American ideal, the American dream could be lost forever. Through the eyes of Abraham, we hope to provide children and young teens with an imaginative and inspirational story that will help them to celebrate their very own American dream journey.”
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg , civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and famed pilot Amelia Earhart all make appearances in the pages of Abraham’s Journey: A Celebration of the American Dream.
About the Authors
Husband and wife authors Robert and Kathleen Basmadjian currently live in New Jersey. Robert holds a Masters in communications from William Patterson College and Kathleen has a PhD in biology from The Catholic University of America.