About the Author

When Hannah Shatzen set out to write a book, a children's book was the last genre on her mind. However, as the youngest of three sisters, and now the aunt to one niece and three nephews, she has become a professional aunt, which means becoming a professional gift giver, as well. While perusing the shelves of children's books for her niece and nephews one day, Hannah realized the stories she was reading weren't telling the story she wanted them to hear. So she decided to write one herself. Enter Bodega Baby, the first story of what will soon be a series, about a hispanic immigrant family living in New York City and pursuing their dream of building a legacy in the greatest city in the world. The story is a tale of the importance of family, hard work, life lessons, love, gratitude, and community. This story will teach children fundamental life lessons while being mesmerized by all the grandeur of New York City. Adults will read it with a knowing smile that hard work and love are essential building blocks of family and legacy. I invite you to enjoy Bodega Baby, a story that has a little bit of everything for everyone.

Author, Hannah Shatzen