Diana Pishner Walker celebrates her Italian heritage through her Hopping to America series. The Riepule family of rabbits undertake the journey to immigrate from Italy to the United States. They land on Ellis Island in New York and from there travel to Clarksburg, WV to establish their new home. They bring their Italian customs with them and become Americans, joining both cultures and find their lives enriched.
The three books celebrate new life and new friends! The books have won Gold Mom’s Choice Awards, Literary Classics International Book Award. New York Book Festival Honorable Mention, Reader’s Favorite International Book Award Honorable Mention, Indie Book Award Winner- Best Multicultural Fiction