A Brand New Look

The first book in The Becoming America’s Stories series, Daily Bread, is evolving with a new title and cover. The new title is The Heart of Bakers and Artist. An exciting cover reveals on July 28th. Follow as The Heart of Bakers and Artist (aka Daily Bread) re-releases into the world on August 17th. Check out the interesting insights and giveaways along the way.  

Cover Reveal!!

   The Heart of Bakers and Artists (aka Daily Bread) has a brand new look. 

What do you think? The children’s book illustrator, Penny Weber, captured my little hero, Lily, perfectly. She looks as I had pictured her, and the song in her heart shows through. 

Thank you, Penny, for an excellent job well done.

And special bear-hug thanks to Stephanie Larkin, the head penguin at Red Penguin Books. Stephanie has taken the leap and time to get this book re-titled (for better searchable keyword analytics-a math thing), re-covered (for greater appeal to the target audience-kids 8-12 years old), and re-released (for the reader world to take notice-readers like you). I am awed and grateful for her vision and energy she puts into all of her Red Penguin projects.   

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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
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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