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 NEW BOOK! The Other Italians available now. Click here for details.

About the Author

Meet David Mercaldo, PhD....educator, playwright and author.

This forty year veteran teacher has been the guest of schools, civic organizations, colleges and business organizations nationwide. He was presented with the Westinghouse Award for excellence in teaching and the Outstanding Young Men in America.

The acknowledgements continued with a special citation from the New York State Assembly. Today he shares his books and continues to motivate his audiences - challenging them with the "possibilities" for their future. Place him on your organization or school calendar for a special guest appearance.

Invite David to Speak to Your School or Organization

David is enaging speaker for kids from 1 to 100 and beyond.

His years of theatre and teaching come together with his books in his talks as brings the stories to life.

Click here to contact David and request a speaking date.

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What Readers are Saying

Dear David, Thank you so much for the books. I loved LITTLE BOY BOO! and cannot wait to read SEAMSTRESS. I spoke with Mrs. Siblo, our library teacher at P.S.42, and she will be contacting you to set up an author visit. Dennis and I look forward to meeting up with you again.

Hi David! Staten Island Community Charter School thanks you for your visit. The kids are loving your book! I have a few more orders for you but I will wait until Monday to call in case there are others. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

What a wonderful experience for my little sister. I think every child should experience Boo Boo Baxter, the main character in Dr. Mercaldo's new children's book .

What a wonderful little book I bought one for my seven year old daughter and had to go out and buy another for my eight year old son, it was so much fun watching them draw and illustrate their books. I hope more books like this come out before they grow up. Thanks.

David Mercaldo has a way of bringing out human emotion with his pen. Yes, I laughed and cried...and I remembered...and oh, how I remembered!

FERRY is an excellently written, well thought out and entertaining novel about people and life, and if I didn't simply love the novel I wouldn't be writing about it!

FERRY is a true depiction of family life as I know it to be. Angelo Marullo, Mercaldo's main character, pays homage to those of Italian descent and dispels the common misconceptions associated with Italian Americans.