You're growing older your friends are changing and your world is more challenging than ever. You are never alone but when everything is said and done you alone make most of your decisions. This simple powerful and beautifully illustrated book written in English and Spanish by father-son team Patrick and Ernesto Atkinson is just for you as you discover how to feel good about yourself and celebrate life's victories.
Patrick John Atkinson was raised in North Dakota and attended Minnesota State University-Moorhead. After graduating Patrick turned down lucrative corporate job offers to work with runaways prostitutes and gang members in New York. Two years later Patrick moved to Central America where he began an international career in war-zone reconciliation and post-war reconstruction. He has been knighted is the recipient of human rights awards (including the Guatemalan Congressional Medal) and is the subject of The Dream Maker by Monica Hannan.
Patrick is most proud of having been named Father of the Year by his son Ernesto this book's illustrator. He is the founder of the Institute for Trafficked Exploited & Missing Persons (ITEMP). He is the author of six books and is still writing. When not advocating on behalf of abused or human-trafficking victims Patrick resides in North Dakota in Guatemala and at Hippo Wallow Pond in Minnesota.