Delaware TEDx speaker will have a signing for her new book on Wednesday in Dover

Dover author and TEDx speaker Dr. Theresa del Tufo will hold a signing for her new book, “Behind the Golden Door,” spotlighting the resilience of immigrants, Wednesday.

The signing will be held at Dover Public Library. There will also be a book signing and a panel discussion. 

How do immigrants navigate the stormy waters of the American Society?  What qualities or traits can they model and adopt to enable them to achieve their version of the American dream?

Set against the turmoil plaguing today’s society, “Behind the Golden Door” chronicles the real-life struggles and triumphs of immigrants to this country.

It explores the conflicting beliefs and values of the American National Character and the potential reasons for this confusing tension between what Americans say and think, and how they behave.

The book profiles the collective voices of immigrants — how they were able to face and overcome the challenges of life in America, how they shaped their version of the good life and how they flourished, despite the deceiving and conflicting messages of a society that values some, but not all of its people.

The insights and wisdom of ordinary immigrants offer powerful guidelines for action for others who are going through a similar experience.

The authors examined and analyzed their diverse stories and personal legends, then sifted through their inspiring narratives to find the golden nuggets that accounted for their success.

They then developed a replicable framework that could be adopted by any immigrant attempting to survive the cleavages of race, religion, gender, economic and political power in America.

Notable lawyer, philanthropist, business woman and immigrant, Loida Nicolas Lewis remarked that “We are a nation of immigrants who continue to reanimate and revitalize this work in progress called the United States of America.”

Honorable Trey Paradee, respected and admired member of the Delaware House of Representatives, stated in support of the book’s main message that “The stories of ordinary immigrants offer powerful testimonies to the strength, courage and resilience of the human spirit.”