As a young boy growing up in Haiti, author Jean Alexander witnessed a horrendous act-the mass murder of women and children-their lives cut short simply for expressing their constitutional views. Despite the turmoil surrounding his young life, Jean maintained a steadfast determination to achieve his life's purpose. Fear My Surrounding is the story of how a boy managed to overcome insurmountable odds in order to discover the reason for his existence.
As the youngest of six siblings raised by his father after his mother moved to the United States, Jean constantly felt out of place. The victim of his circumstances, Jean details how he was fearful of being harmed as he walked to school between enemy lines, often caught in the crossfire and forced to escape from danger by hiding in the bushes. But after twelve years of living in the uncertainty of daily life in Haiti, Jean is finally reunited with his mother in the United States. As he settles into an urban New Jersey neighborhood with his family, Jean faces new challenges that soon teach him to rely on his inner strength to survive.
Fear My Surrounding shares the inspirational story of how one man faced countless ordeals, yet somehow managed to reach his full potential by believing in himself, dreaming big, and never underestimating the power of the human will.