Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Refugee Crisis, Immigration And The Quest For Freedom - Author David Michael Palladino's 'Quest For Freedom' Gives Us A View From The Other Side

David Michael Palladino writes inspirational fiction for young readers. His works teach important ideals and values. He utilizes engaging works of fiction to accomplish that goal

The refugee situation the US faces today is a crisis of epic proportions, unlike anything seen before in the history of the world. All countries, including the USA, are facing problems that our forefathers could never have imagined. Immigration used to be a simple issue. This, however, is the age of terrorism and security is at the forefront of our collective consciousness. 

Refugees and immigration have become political issues. The US has found itself under tremendous pressure from all sides. The refugee issue has literally split Americans into two camps - those who see it as a duty to help those in need, while the other side believes that to offer asylum to anyone carries far too much risk.  In the past, the open door policy held by the US government served as a model of both democracy and freedom. No more. Now politicians running for office use the refugee crisis as a platform issue. Immigrants are seen by many to be a threat to the economy and American jobs. Politicians use both to play on the fears of American voters.

It wasn't always that way.

Escape from Soviet Communism and the quest for freedom is the theme of 'Quest For Freedom' by David Michael Palladino. It is the story of the beautiful Romanian, Adriana Corderu and her quest to obtain freedom by escaping the Iron Curtain.

Palladino produces inspirational fiction for young readers. His works teach important ideals and values. As a former U.S. Army Ranger, former High School Phys-Ed & Health Teacher and Coach, and founder of “Palladino Martial Arts”, he understands the significance of instilling these all-important ideals and values in young people. He utilizes engaging works of fiction as the backdrop to accomplish that goal. This work will be especially appealing to parents, grandparents and educators. And it is  pertinent today in light of the world situation. While Americans often see only one side of the issue, that issue is much larger than many in the US imagine.

During the Cold War the world revolved around the conflict between the theologies of communism and democracy. The two main protagonists in this conflict were the United States in the West and the Soviet Union in the East. As Eastern Bloc leaders began to tighten restrictions in the lives of their people, commensurate with their increase in power, there began to emerge, in the East, a group of young people, hard and idealistic, adventurous and courageous. These would become the heroes of the movement of their time. These were the brave young souls who, with inspiration from President Reagan, began to break down the Iron Curtain.

"I wrote the book," Palladino stated, “out of deep concern for the state of the human spirit in America.  Adriana is the classic example of what the human spirit can accomplish when it is inspired to rise to victorious new heights.  When American’s grab onto Adriana’s story and their mood and demeanor begin to change, they will start to believe in their dreams again.  When that happens, American’s will start to fulfill their destiny and become everything they were created to be, then America’s ‘Spirit of Victory’ will be restored.”

'Quest for Freedom' has received rave reviews. One reviewer stated, "More native born Americans need to know this story and more importantly appreciate our country as she did." Another said, "The readers become engrossed immediately in Palladino's dynamic effervescent style."

David Palladino is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at 'Adriana Corderu, Quest for Freedom' is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Rosedog Books. More information including samples of the book are available at Palladino's website at


David Michael Palladino writes inspirational fiction for young readers. His background helps him in crafting messages that resonate with young readers and teaches them important ideals and values. He utilizes engaging works of fiction to help instill these values.


David Michael Palladino