Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET
Join us on YouTube Live for a virtual talk with Antoinette Truglio Martin, author of Daily Bread, a historical novel for young adult readers. She will be joined in conversation by Erika Sullivan, the Tenement Museum’s Advance Sales Associate and aspiring Young Adult Librarian.
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 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.