Tenement Museum Book Talk

Join me at the Tenement Museum Virtual Book Talk on YouTube Live for a Daily Bread chat on December 8th, 2020 7:00-8:00 pm EST. I will be joined in conversation by Erika Sullivan, the Tenement Museum’s Advance Sales Associate and aspiring Young Adult Librarian.

Here is the lead:

In 1911, Manhattan’s Lower East Side swelled with immigrants and stories of struggle while vying for the American dream. Daily Bread is one such story, following the life of nine-year-old Lily, an American-born child of Sicilian immigrants. Lily learns that “it is not easy to be a big kid in the crowded tenement neighborhood, skirting old-world traditions, tackling bigotry, disasters, dotty bakers, and crossing busy streets by herself”. Inspired by the stories her grandmother, aunts, and mother told around the dinner table, Antoinette Martin weaves an imaginative tale. She will read a passage from the historical novel and talk about the cookbook that is published in tandem.

While this program is free, you can donate to support future programming from the Tenement Museum here

When: December 8, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET

Where: https://youtu.be/ay8hslpVe24

This program will continue to be available on our Youtube channel following the LIVE screening.

Hope to see you then.

(SO Excited!!)


Daily Bread is set in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 1911. The story follows nine-year-old Lily, an American-born child of Sicilian immigrants, who wants to prove she is not a little kid. To be a big kid in the crowded tenement neighborhoods, she must tackle bigotry, bullies, disasters, dotty bakers, and learn to cross the street by herself.

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Hope you are hungry. Becoming America’s Food Stories recalls the tales that have been told around my family’s dinner table. The histories explain the motivations over bowls of macaroni, antics play out while slurping soup, and laughter echoes throughout the dining room. Pull up a seat. There’s always room.

“If you don’t cook with love, you have to get out of the kitchen.” Florence Messina

Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.

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