I have a wonderful book to share with you! This is about an inspiring true story that will resonate with you. Since many of us originate from immigrant families, it's curious to think about how we have become a new generation that are born and raised in Canada. What a privilege! This nation is multicultural and the history of how we found ourselves here is an interesting one.
This story will capture your imagination and encourage you to think of your own family history. This will be the catalyst for your own genealogical research! With the recent rise in ancestry-based media, my story will surely keep the discussion alive while highlighting the benefits of recognizing who we truly are. And you will be entertained every step of the way!
My name is Devin Meireles, and I wrote a narrative nonfiction book, The Portuguese Immigrant: Atlantic Heritage Story.
I have been researching my Portuguese family ancestry for nearly a decade and pieced all that information together to make a biography about my grandparents' immigration to Canada and life back home. I wanted to know why they left the island and how much better their lives were after arriving. I wanted to put myself in their shoes and feel the experience of making that voyage. What I discovered was their endless sacrifice for the hope of carving out a better future. That’s what paved the road for me today!
The entire experience was cathartic for me and this book will resonate with other people of similar backgrounds and upbringings. It will surely remind you of the tales that you heard from your family growing up. I hope that you will be inspired to know your own family history, by learning about my story.