Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Anaiah Press announces release of Jacqueline by Jackie Minniti

Eden Plantz, Executive Editor of Anaiah Press, announces the release of Jacqueline, a middle grade historical fiction by Jackie Minniti, on July 21, 2015. e book is available in paperback and digital formats from most major
online and eBook retailers.

St. Petersburg, FL, July 21st, 2015

“Jackie Minniti’s book brings the realities of life during the holocaust to middle grade readers from the perspective of a twelve-year-old girl who actually lived during that time.”
– Eden Plantz, Executive Editor, Anaiah Press LLC

About Jackie Minniti

Jackie Minniti was born and raised in the heart of New Jersey where she spent 25 years as a classroom teacher and was an education writer for the Courier Post. A fter retiring from teaching, she moved to Florida and turned to writing full-time. She is currently a columnist for The Island Reporter in St. Petersburg. Her first novel, Project June Bug, the story of a young teacher’s e fforts to help a student with ADHD, won several awards, including Premier Book Awards “Book of the Year.” A number of her stories have been included in Chicken Soup for the Soul collections.

About the Book

Jackie Minniti takes readers on a ride that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Based on a true story,Jacqueline is a tale of family, faith, unusual friendships, and the resiliency of the human spirit set against the backdrop of occupied Rennes in 1944. 

When ten-year-old Jacqueline Falna hears her mother’s scream, she is unaware that the axis of her world is about to tilt. Her father’s plane has been shot down by German fighters. In the midst of poverty, food shortages, air raids, and the grinding hardship of daily life under Nazi rule, she forms an unlikely alliance with David Bergier, a twelve-year-old Jewish neighbor who poses as her cousin after his family is “relocated” by the Nazis. When Rennes is liberated, Jacqueline meets an American soldier and becomes convinced that he has been sent to reunite her with her father.

With the drama of fiction and the authenticity of personal history, Jacqueline is both a story about family and a family’s story.

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