Sweet Pizza

Sweet PizzaFourteen-year-old Welsh-Italian Joe is passionate about his Italian heritage. He lives in Bryn Mawr, South Wales, where his family runs the café that his great-grandfather opened in 1929. Joe is desperate to save the café and bring the neighborhood back to life. He loves all things Italian, especially Italian opera, which provides the perfect accompaniment for the novel. Joe is quite a businessman, as he succeeds in bringing his diverse community together. Woven throughout the heart-warming and funny story is the astonishing history of Italian immigrants in Wales told through taped recollections from his grandfather, Nonno. Back matter includes a historical note, an author’s note on opera, and Italian recipes to try. mjw
Title: Sweet Pizza
Author: Giancarlo Gemin (G.R. Gemin)
: Nosy Crow Ltd.  London
: 2106
Original Language
: English
: 978-0-85763-630-0 
Paperback pages
: 288
Age range
: 8-12
: Contemporary fiction, Historical fiction
Book setting
: South Wales
Author’s ethnicity
: Born in Cardiff, Wales, of Italian parentage
Author’s residence
: London
Awards:  Longlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2016
: Grandfathers, Immigrants, Italian heritage, Opera, Restaurants, World War II

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