Monica Hannan's dramatic biography of international educator and human rights advocate Patrick Atkinson who defied war, prostitution, and poverty to set the children free.
Monica Hannan's narration of Patrick Atkinson's amazing life helping homeless children will inspire you even while it haunts your dreams. In The Dream Maker, Ms. Hannan finds inspiration, trauma, and hope in even the darkest corners of our world's streets and conflict zones.
Patrick Atkinson is the founder and executive director of The GOD'S CHILD Project, the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons (ITEMP), and The Atkinson Center. After college, Patrick turned down lucrative corporate job offers to work with runaways, prostitutes, and street gang members. Two years later, Patrick moved to Central America where he began a 30-year career in international war-zone reconciliation and post-war reconstruction. He has been knighted, is the recipient of numerous human rights awards, and is the subject of The Dream Maker, the international-selling biography by Monica Hannan.