Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – New Author – #Historical – Daily Bread (Becoming America’s Stories, #1) by Antoinette Truglio Martin

Delighted to welcome Antoinette Truglio Martin to the Children’s Cafe with her recently released historical story Daily Bread (Becoming America’s Stories, #1). This is book one in a series of three with the other two due to be published in 2021.

About the book

It is 1911. Crammed into a three-room flat in a Mott Street tenement, the large Taglia family needs all the help they can muster. Spunky songbird Lily wants to help by baking Daily Bread at the bakery like big sister, Margaret. But Margaret says Lily is just a little kid, and there is more to baking Daily Bread than height and an artist’s heart. Lily learns to navigate in a grown-up world when facing bullies, disasters, dotty bakers, and treacherous streets to cross by herself.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Gary A. Wilson 5.0 out of 5 stars Great historical fiction for teens  Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2020

Ms. Martin has produced a wonderful piece that I wish we had when home schooling our 3 through their young teen years. It is a smooth and comfortable snapshot of the period that left me, as good historical fiction should, with mental images and vivid memories just like I was there watching her story unfold. Her characters mature and her drama is well suited to the teen years. I would have loved reading this story to my 8, 10 &12 year olds and can just imagine the conversations we would have enjoyed. I highly recommend Daily Bread for teenaged readers to taste good historical fiction but especially for home schoolers who I know are always looking for great books for their students.

Read the other reviews and buy the book: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK

Also by Antoinette Truglio Martin for children

Read the reviews and find all of Antoinette’s books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Read more reviews: Goodreads

About Antoinette Truglio Martin

Antoinette Truglio Martin wrote Daily Bread from the stories her grandmother, aunts,and mother told around the dinner table. Antoinette is also the author of the memoir Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer and the children’s picture book, Famous Seaweed Soup. She proudly holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook/Southampton University, had several essays published in local journals, and wrote regular columns for local periodicals. As a retired educator, she now conducts author visits in the schools and professional development seminars for teachers. Check out her blog, Stories Served Around The Table, where you can find a bevy of family tales and life’s musings.

Connect to Antoinette: Website: Stories ServedBlogStories Served Blog – FacebookAntoinette Truglio Martin – Twitter@StoriesServed  – LinkedinLinkedIn


Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to explore Antoinette’s books and reviews.. thanks Sally.


38 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – New Author – #Historical – Daily Bread (Becoming America’s Stories, #1) by Antoinette Truglio Martin

  1. What a lovely cover! I’m immediately drawn to the book through the image. Posting a wonderful review adds to my interest. It seems a perfect addition for this season. Congrats to Antoinette and big hugs to you, Sally. 💗

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    • Yes, the research of the history and lives of children during that period of time was so captivating. I hope to inspire discussion and exploration of that time. Check out my website and click on Becoming America’s Stories curriculum Connections. Thanks a bunch!

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  3. What a unusual story – all credit to your imagination. My mother always baked bread – it was something very much the norm in both the first and second world wars.

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  5. What a wonderful thing that Antoinette wrote Daily Bread from the stories her grandmother, aunts, and mother told around the dinner table. The review is an excellent recommendation of the book. Congratulations, Antoinette! Thank you, Sally.

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