On May 4, 2020 Robin Vasquez, Special Advisor to the President of 'Holland America Line' wrote to me, “We recently received the gift you sent, your book, “The Broken Silence” at our Seattle office. We are truly grateful that you have shared such a thought provoking and insightful literary work with us.
Indeed, the relevance of this memoir along with what is happening with the world today, provides a special perspective. We are honored that you have chosen to share this with us.”
124 major library systems have so far (May 5, 2023) added 'The Broken Silence' to their circulating collection and many others are in the process of adding it. The libraries that have added include: British Library, U.K; The Library of Congress, U.S.A; Library & Archives Canada, Boston Public Library; top ranking university libraries such as Harvard Library, University of Michigan Library, Stanford Libraries, Illinois University Library, Yale University Library among others. Links to all the libraries are included in the blog (above).