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Italian American Heritage Month

October is Italian American Heritage Month. During this month, achievements and contributions of Italian Americans are recognized. To help celebrate it, the Yonkers Public Library has created a list of books about important Italian Americans in history, the Italian American experience, and novels with Italian American themes. 

Enjoy!

Images: a Pictorial History of Italian Americans by Helen Barolini 

Hero of the Pacific by James Brady 

A Student’s Guide to Italian American Genealogy by Terra Brockman 

The Great Mayor: Fiorello LaGuardia  and the Making of the city of New York by Alyn Brodsky 

Finding Italian Roots: The Complete Guide for Americans by John Philip Colleta  

The Italian Americans by J. Philip Di Franco

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante 

The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante 

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante 

Old Bread, New Wine: A Portrait of the Italian Americans by Patrick J. Gallo 

An Italian Wife by Ann Hood

La storia : Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience by Jerre Mangoine

When Pride Still Mattered by David Maraniss

Memories Are Made of This by Deana Martin 

Kiss Carlo: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani 

The Way You Wear Your Hat by Bill Zehme