American Too by Elisa Bartone audiobook

American Too

By Elisa Bartone
Read by Barbara Caruso

Recorded Books, Inc.
0.33 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781490639215

Just after World War I, Rosina and her family leave Italy and sail to America, land of opportunity. But when they settle in New York, American girls make fun of Rosie's dress, her foreign accent, and her ethnic food. How can she prove to the world that she is an American, too? As the feast of San Gennaro approaches, banners, piles of cheeses, and special pastries fill shop windows. Rosie, chosen to be queen of the celebration, is torn between excitement and her desire to be a modern girl. So when she appears in the parade, the band suddenly stops, and everyone stares, for Rosie has a surprise for them all. Elisa Bartone, a teacher in the New York City Public Schools, based American Too on an old family story told to her by a great-uncle. There was a real Rosie who led the feast day parade. Bartone has molded this account into a tale that shines with all the enthusiasm and optimism of those who immigrated to America, the great melting pot.

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Summary

Summary

Just after World War I, Rosina and her family leave Italy and sail to America, land of opportunity. But when they settle in New York, American girls make fun of Rosie's dress, her foreign accent, and her ethnic food. How can she prove to the world that she is an American, too? As the feast of San Gennaro approaches, banners, piles of cheeses, and special pastries fill shop windows. Rosie, chosen to be queen of the celebration, is torn between excitement and her desire to be a modern girl. So when she appears in the parade, the band suddenly stops, and everyone stares, for Rosie has a surprise for them all. Elisa Bartone, a teacher in the New York City Public Schools, based American Too on an old family story told to her by a great-uncle. There was a real Rosie who led the feast day parade. Bartone has molded this account into a tale that shines with all the enthusiasm and optimism of those who immigrated to America, the great melting pot.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The likable heroine and judicious details about the setting help distill the experience of new Americans caught between two cultures.” Publishers Weekly
“Another moving tale of Italian immigrants…Bartone’s prose is tight and well-paced with subtle touches of humor.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Elisa Bartone

Author Bio: Elisa Bartone

Elisa Bartone, a teacher in the New York City Public Schools, is the children’s author of American Too and Peppe the Lamplighter, a Caldecott Honor–winning book.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 0.33
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English