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(PRESS RELEASE) – As part of activities to commemorate Saint Lucia’s forty-first anniversary of independence, Saint Lucian children’s author Arnold Henry will be hosting a book signing and discussion to celebrate the release of two new publications, Patiently Waiting for Hope and Daddy’s Mini-Me, on Thursday, February 27, 2020, from 7:00 PM, at the Saint Lucia House, located at 438 East 49th Street, Brooklyn, New York.
Patiently Waiting for Hope is a story for children and parents about faith after miscarriage. Inspired by the scripture Romans 12:12, the journey follows a young boy as he experiences the challenges of becoming a big brother. When what he has wished so fervently for doesn’t come true, his parents lead him on a spiritual path that introduces him to God and the power of prayer.
Daddy’s Mini-Me illustrates the landmark moments of early childhood through the eyes of one proud father, and provides a powerful message on the importance of a father’s presence in children’s lives. The author’s intention is for it to be given as a gift for expecting and new fathers, as well as fathers of toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Daddy’s Mini-Me emphasizes the significance of presence over presents. Inside the book is a pledge to be signed by the father, agreeing to always be a role model for his children.
Prior to turning his attention to writing children’s books, Henry became known for his memoir, Hanging On To My Dreams, which follows the first twenty-three years of Henry’s life as a West Indian basketball player who overcomes many hurdles and disappointments on the road to fulfilling his American hoop dreams. It begins with a description of Henry’s Caribbean childhood in a difficult household, where sports provided a dream and a means of escape. After becoming the first basketball player from Saint Lucia to be awarded a full basketball scholarship as a freshman, his life take a dark turn after being accused of a crime.
Patiently Waiting for Hope, Daddy’s Mini-Me, along with Hanging On to My Dreams, will be available for purchase at the event.
Henry says that he eagerly awaits this upcoming book signing, and the opportunity it will offer to connect with more of his fellow Saint Lucians residing in the Diaspora.
For more information on Henry’s book signing event, please visit the author’s website, www.arnoldhenry.com.