A Kid’s Book for COVID-19: Cooking Pizza in Quarantine
By: Jacqueline Elaine Mannina
About the Book
A Kid’s Book for COVID-19 is a story about two children who, with the help of their mother, find a way to entertain themselves during self-quarantine. After cooking a homemade pizza, the Pepperoni family discover a way to keep their spirits up, help others, and still maintain safe practices during this unprecedented time.
About the Author
Jacqueline Elaine Mannina lives in Southwestern Pennsylvania with her father and sister. Four years ago, when she was sixteen, she lost her mother to cancer, and through that difficult time, there were many obstacles and trials she had to overcome. Her mother had always instilled the value of education in Jacqueline, therefore she was able to persevere through school and continue on her educational path.
I want to dedicate my first book to my mom Elaine, who is my main motivator and my inspiration. My mom raised me to follow my heart and believe in my dreams. My mom helped me reach my full potential by always reading with me at a young age, and I know that she would be thrilled to see my first children’s book. Without my Mom’s wise words and guidance, I would not be who I am today. I know my Mom is smiling down at me as my first book is being published.
I also want to dedicate this book to my grandmother Frances Mannina. My grandmother would make this simple homemade pizza dish that the Pepperoni children make within this book. My dad and his two sisters absolutely loved the pizza, and my grandmother’s neighbors even did too.
(2021, hardback, 34 pages)