Pamela Bauer Mueller - Meet the Author & Book Signing

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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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The Refugee Crisis You Never Heard About

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In her newest book, national award-winning author Pamela Bauer Mueller introduces her readers to the dramatic, heart-wrenching true story of “Pedro Pan” children.

Fly, Fly Away takes a bold step away from Mueller’s seven award-winning historical novels. She shares the unforgettable story of how families coped with the loss of their beloved children, how compassionate Americans mobilized a major national campaign to give those children a chance to find happiness, and how the children rushed into independent lifestyles, one trial and error at a time.

Mueller weaves together unforgettable tales of loss, resourcefulness and romance, recounted by brave adolescents thrown into a new world of uncertainty and constant culture shock. The result is a compelling story of the Cuban revolution from the point of view of resilient youngsters and families facing setbacks and inspiration.

Mueller’s meticulous research and extensive interviews with people who lived through the Pedro Pan movement also give readers insight into an historic example of America’s generosity as a nation and history of compassionate sharing with neighbors in dire need.

Fly, Fly Away includes many revealing examples of how young people in the 1960s managed to tap into the Cubans’ characteristic resilience to build a better future for themselves and their families. You will get to know Liliana and her father: “’You must be very brave, Liliana. This will be just a temporary separation, but you must take care of your younger brother Diego.’” His smile wavered as tears formed in his eyes.”

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