New children’s book teaches about the challenges faced by refugees

Hope and Freckles: Learning to Live in a New Land, By Bill Kiley

Kiley Press
Posted Jul 31, 2023

Kiley Press, LLC announces the August 8th release of Hope and Freckles: Learning to Live in a New Land written by Bill Kiley with illustrations by Mary Manning.

Let the tale of Hope and Freckles begin to teach you about millions of refugees, like this mother deer and her little fawn, who face the challenges of adjusting to life in a new land.

Hope and Freckles: Learning to Live in a New Land teaches children in a creative way about the plight of refugees around the world as they find themselves in a new country where the language, food, customs, and culture are different from what they have always known.  Having fled from hunger and danger in search of a better, safer place to live, this second book in the Hope and Freckles series of books follows the journey of this mother and her little one as they adjust to life in their new home, the Big Pine Forest.  The sequel to Bill Kiley’s award winning, five-star Amazon rated, first Hope and Freckles book helps young readers to learn about, yet another challenge faced by refugees and asylum seekers.  The back of the book is informative and interactive, featuring more information about refugees, resources for educators and parents, and discussion questions.

Author Bill Kiley, now in his mid-seventies, has had an extensive and impressive career. Bill holds two Master of Science degrees, is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy (Quantico, VA), and is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is a retired Deputy Police Chief and a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army.  In addition to having served as an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at Suffolk Community College and at Long Island University, Mr. Kiley is the former President of the International Association for Property and Evidence.  Bill is the Past President of the New York State and Eastern Canada Chapter of the F.B.I. National Academy Associates.

Mr. Kiley resides on Long Island, New York with his wife of fifty-two years, Kathy.  A grandfather of five, he understands the impact that children’s books can have on growing minds. The goal of his books is to create understanding, empathy, and compassion for the plight of refugees.

Hope and Freckles: Learning to Live in a New Land is registered with the American Wholesale Book Company, Baker & Taylor, Follett Library Resources, and Ingram, and available online with the following retailers:, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Mascot Books. For more information about Bill Kiley or about his books, go to:

To arrange for an interview, a reading, or a guest appearance contact Mr. Kiley at: 516 607 5681.