Severine Desrosiers

The path to resilience

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In search of the American dream, young Severine and her French-Haitian family move from France to the United States. They quickly discover success comes at a high cost and life as an immigrant is far from what they thought it would be. What was once an American Dream turns into a nightmare when Severine's mom is arrested in the middle of the night. And when tension around immigration rises Severine is forced to leave the life she knew behind.
She must go back to a country she had once left as a child and fend for herself. Will Severine be able to cope with the fact that she has lost everything? A once successful student and pageant queen is now left to battle on the cold streets of Paris while dealing with unbearable cruelty and overwhelming loss. A touching memoir of a world citizen surviving life and all of the hardships it can throw at you.
This is a must read! A story that has more twists and turns than ever and a plot that gets thicker with each page turned. This is a compelling story of how a small-town girl suddenly becomes a world-citizen and finds her inner strength.
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195 printed pages
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