Susan D'Angelo Mannino is a poet, author, and educator who has spent many years in Special Education, helping children with learning disabilities. In 2007, she was recognized by The United Federation of Teachers for her outstanding achievement and dedication in the classroom. Ms. Mannino' s poetry has been published in various anthologies, but An Italian American Story, is her first full length book.
In this her autobiographical memoir, the author shares with her readers, the cherished stories of her parents and relatives who have helped mold her into the woman she is today.
The memoir is a celebration of the Italian American experience from the daughter of immigrants. The youngest of five siblings and her parents' only Americana. It is a declaration of the love and pride Ms. Mannino feels for her family, her culture, and her heritage. Just as she writes on page 3 of the book… "That is the thing about my generation. We are glad to be in America but never compromise our loyalty to being Italian."
An Italian American Story is for every generation of Italian Americans.
Truly a work of the heart, the author entertains us with cherished stories of her big and beautiful Italian family. Ms. Mannino reflects on the love and affection of her hard working mother. She makes us laugh with the heart warming anecdotes of her strict Sicilian father, and the challenge of being his teenage daughter! She writes about the beloved Sunday dinners that we all remember and cherish. The memoir has a voice of its own, that echoes the heart of its author, Susan D'Angelo Mannino.
She has spent many years pursuing her own desires and dreams with the same level of perseverance as her Sicilian grandmothers.
Ms. Mannino continues to serve in the field of Special Education and has also published two children's books, The True Story of the Fly In The Pie, and A Rose Like No Other. She is presently writing more books for children, and hopes to soon venture into the world of adult fiction! More...
Event 2010: Tarantella Calcio & Vino
June 10th, 2010