Growing Up Italian American

  • Published: March 2005
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 192
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781418443740
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John has lived in an Italian neighborhood during the 1930’s and 40’s.  Nine stories are 80% factual, 20%fiction.  Portrayed in the stories are pictures of authentic characters.

Reviews by Joseph Nardiello Ph.D. associate professor of languages, states “stories of by gone days are amusing and poignant with a profound sense of Community.  Mr. John Andreozzi, Sons of Italy archives coordinator Ma, MgW, Ma affirms “the books a priceless gift to those of use who did not grow up in little Italy.

Immigrants from the mezzogorno southern part of Italy arrived in Buffalo to give economic opportunity and freedom to themselves their children and grandchildren.  Nine stories in the 1920’s and 1940’s make alive their labors, foods they ate, wines they made, their joys, their sorrows.  Come laugh, sing, eat, cry with us in memories of our parents, grandparents and the heritage they gave us.

Reading these stories will absorb readers into truly experiencing living and breathing actualities of little Italy.

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