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Does anyone know of recent (2014 or later) or forthcoming MG or YA titles, fiction or nonfiction, that deal with Italian-Americans? Tricia Springstubb's EVERY SINGLE SECOND comes to mind for me, but I can't think of others.
#1 - October 01, 2016, 11:40 AM

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I just saw this Rebecca ... and although this is an oldie that's being reprinted I thought of it immediately: Rosa Sola by Carmela Martino.
#2 - December 05, 2016, 05:52 PM
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Thanks so much, Vijaya! I'll check it out.
#3 - December 05, 2016, 06:11 PM

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You might want to check out PENNY FROM HEAVEN, by Jennifer Holm. It was published in late 2007, and is set in 1953, but it's such an interesting story and is so beautifully written that I had to mention it. Here's an excerpt from the Amazon blurb:

Inspired by three time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer Holm’s own Italian American family, Penny from Heaven is a story about families—about the things that tear them apart and the things that bring them back together.

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"Holm impressively wraps pathos with comedy in this coming-of-age story, populated by a cast of vivid characters."

https://www.amazon.com/Penny-Heaven-Jennifer-L-Holm/dp/0375836896/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480991931&sr=8-1&keywords=penny+from+heaven
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Lisa McMann's Crash trilogy has two Italian-American families at its core -- but the focus is not on anything beyond their food (they both own Italian restaurants); the books aren't *about* being Italian-Americans. It's more of a factor in the setting/world building.

Donna Freitas has a couple of books with Italian-American MCs (I'm fairly sure -- it's been a while since I read her earlier ones, but that's what I have in my memory of them). Her first, The Possibilities of Sainthood, centers around an Italian-American family. (I love her books, btw.) The Survival Kit might also have an Italian-American MC (though I can't recall for certain).
#5 - December 06, 2016, 07:15 AM
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Thanks for these suggestions, Butterflygirl and Andracill. Much obliged to you!
#6 - December 07, 2016, 02:33 PM

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