Thursday, June 23, 2016

Immigration And The Desire For Freedom - 'Quest For Freedom' By David Michael Palladino Gives Us A New Perspective On Immigration

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 subject of immigration is one of the hottest news stories taking place in America today. Immigration is a bitterly contested issue, a divisive talking point, a topic for building political platforms and a fiery issue that divides people across every social and economic line imaginable.

So why do so many people hope to immigrate to America? Some people immigrate to escape the ravages of war or persecution or to better themselves and their families. Some hope to have the opportunity for better education, better jobs or to escape from poverty. Healthcare. The environment. Politics. Lifestyle.

While the reasons are many and varied, at the very core of the drive to immigrate is the desire for freedom. Freedom might imply "freedom from" - war, poverty or persecution. Or, freedom imply "freedom to" - grow, thrive, or to live in a specific way. Freedom - whether "from" or "to" - seems to be hardwired into human DNA.

It might be hard for some Americans to relate to this drive for freedom or perhaps to even understand it, as we have always had freedom. America is a primary destination for immigration as America sits at the very top of the list of countries known for personal freedom. America was built on the concept of personal freedom. In the current landscape however, many Americans recognize the need to be vigilant against potential immigrants who do not hold American values in esteem. But perhaps, in our need to be cautious about immigration, we have lost sight of what it is that makes America truly great. It is, in a word, freedom.

David Michael Palladino writes inspirational fiction for young people. He teaches, through his works of fiction, 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. Palladino's book, 'Quest For Freedom' helps communicate freedom's true meaning to a younger audience. For this reason it will appeal to parents, grandparents and educators and those who are old enough to remember what America used to be. Palladino deftly paints a picture of America as she really was during the Cold War. He shows us clearly why American freedom and American values held such appeal for many oppressed people in other parts of the world.

During the first 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. The escape from Soviet Communism and the quest for freedom is the theme of 'Quest For Freedom'. Set in the Cold War era, the book is the engaging story of Adriana Corderu and her quest to obtain freedom by escaping the Iron Curtain.

'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, is 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