Update: Lisa Cappuccio's book is now out!
Fans of "Where's Marianna?" line up
to get a signed copy from author Lisa Cappuccio on Monday, August 4, 2014 at
East Boston Library (Photo:EastBoston.com)
Marianna - Aundi è Marianna? “ A Children’s Book written by East Boston local
When: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 6:00-7:30PM
Where: East Boston Public Library, 265 Bremen Street, East Boston
Where’s Marianna? Aundi è Marianna? ….Is a book for everyone, showing a
glimpse of life in an Italian immigrant household, while acknowledging the
responsibilities, love and commitment an Italian mother has for her family.
Illustrated as a children’s book, Where’s Marianna is unique in the sense that
it touches children and adults alike. It’s a lesson in respect, love, and
family. Even though people rely on a mother’s support, it’s important to realize
that a mother needs to be seen as a person, too. It’s about learning how Italian
families’ roles dictate a household while maintaining the traditions of their
upbringing. Written in English and Calabrese dialect, it’s a way to connect to
our Italian heritage while emphasizing the importance of dialect, a language
still used in many Italian households today.
About the Author
Lisa Cappuccio, formerly Capogreco has worked in many areas of public relations,
promotions, marketing, politics, film and print media. Her foray into children’s
books will include a dialect that she uses still today. It’s a way to preserve
her Italian culture and share it throughout the world.
Living in Boston, she has spent many years documenting her family’s traditions
particularly surrounding food. As a daughter of Italian immigrants, from
Calabria she learned the true meaning of hard work, family values and strong
traditions. Lisa is a dynamic personality and always loyal to her heritage which
has encouraged her to initiate many of her own personal projects. Growing up she
spoke English and a dialect of one of Italy’s regions of Calabria, as a way to
communicate with her parents and extended family members. Italian dialect was
commonly spoken in many immigrant households, however it is now slowly becoming
Order this title through
www.authorhouse.com or your local bookseller or preferred on-line retailer.
978-1-4969-0666-3 (SC ISBN)
978-1-4969-0667-0 (eBook ISBN)