FAIRFAX, Va. (PRWEB) August 15, 2014
According to Dr. Patricia Ferdinand, the journey for people of African descent is an uphill struggle given the racial divide in America. Nevertheless, she believes that with God as their guide, they will make it.
“Affirmative Action” (published by Xlibris) documents Dr. Ferdinand’s life as a young girl from Kingston, Jamaica who came to the United States to gain education in science. She overcame all the obstacles and became a successful college professor who continues to mentor and give birth to other young people seeking a career in science.
This book acknowledges the presence of God in a person’s life and how God’s purpose is fulfilled in the life of those who believe in him. Dr. Ferdinand’s story is a reflection of someone who has never given up to achieve her goals in life. As a professor in biology, she teaches and inspires her students to be focused, diligent and determined to achieve their goals.
“This book is written to inspire and to cause young African Americans to believe in themselves, and believe in their ability to achieve their educational goals. It is a testimony that with diligent focused effort, they can succeed,” Dr. Ferdinand said.
By Patricia Ferdinand, PhD
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 72 pages | ISBN 9781499024296
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 72 pages | ISBN 9781499024401
E-Book | 72 pages | ISBN 9781499024258
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Dr. Patricia Ferdinand was born on the Island of Jamaica in Montego Bay. She migrated to the United States of America in 1966 and now lives in New York City. She has been married to her husband Donald Ferdinand for 44 years. Together they raised two daughters Michelle and Andree. Now they have the enormous pleasure of helping to raise three delightful grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, gardening and camping with the kids.
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