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