Custom My Heritage Book

created by

Deanna Bufo Novak

created by

Deanna Bufo Novak

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America has always been a melting pot, and that seems more true now than ever. Most children born here have ancestors who came from another country--or many other countries! These customized books help children to explore their heritage, maybe discovering a little more about themselves in the process.

The book is custom printed for your child, including a personal message in the front from you. Choose up to four different countries that your ancestors have come from--there are 79 to choose from--and the book will offer an introduction to those lands in its pages. Children will learn about language, food, traditional clothing, geography, and more. It's a special way for the next generation to learn about their extended family, as well as the larger world in which they play a part. Made in Orlando, Florida.

Deanna Bufo Novak is the author of My Heritage Book and ABCs Around the World and founder of kidsHeritage, Inc. She was inspired to write her unique children’s book shortly after the birth of her daughter. She wanted a tool to help her teach her daughter about her precious roots and the traditions that were important to both sides of her family. When she could not find one, her incredible journey began.

Originally from New York, Deanna received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications (Journalism and Sociology majors) from the University of Miami, received her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University, where she served as Articles Editor on the Law Review, and received an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami. After receiving her LL.M., she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and later began her own law practice, where she concentrated on corporate and tax law. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since October of 2000 and served on the Board of Directors for the Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Deanna was honored with the 2009-2010 NAWBO Spirit Award.

Deanna also authored an article titled Expose Your Child to Heritage; Teach Your Child Tolerance, which was published on www.newbaby.com and in Modern Babies and Children magazine, and two articles titled Lessons from Exploring Family Heritage and Exploring Cultural Diversity: Benefits for Your Child and Your Whole Family, which were published in The Parent Notebook Magazine. Her books have won numerous awards, including Book of the Year by Creative Child Magazine. She also has been quoted as an authority on the importance of teaching children about their heritage.

Made in the USA
Made from
paper
Measurements
11.25" L x 8.75 ", page count varies based on customization
Item ID
24097

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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


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MY HERITAGE BOOK
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

Simple Heritage facts

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from Solon, IA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Facts
  • a good read
  • Ideal For Any Age

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Awaken Ancestral Pride

    Comments about MY HERITAGE BOOK:

    I purchased this book for my grandson's 5th birthday. It introduces him into the traditions of his multi-ethnic ancestors. The artwork is bright and story line is simple for him to comprehend. He loves it! Plan on getting one for my other grandchildren.

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    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
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    • Birthday

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    5.0

    An Extra Special Gift!

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    from Kew Gardens, NY

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    Comments about MY HERITAGE BOOK:

    This book was a huge hit on Christmas! It was so beautifully written and illustrated, I couldn't be happier with this purchase! The book is quite thin, but the quality of the story and images make up for it. The whole family absolutely loved how personalized the story is, and the opening letter on the front page is just perfect. This makes a beautiful gift for any family to enjoy!

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    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Big Hit with my Daughter and Her Husband

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    from Fort MIl, SC

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    Comments about MY HERITAGE BOOK:

    Great gift for New Baby! Christmas gift for our newborn grandchild. Big hit with her parents!

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    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
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    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Wonderful book!

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    from Ann Arbor Mi

    Comments about MY HERITAGE BOOK:

    I actually didn't purchase this book from uncommongoods, but while vacationing in Orlando. I will admit, the price had me a bit hesitant, but once I started flipping through the sample book, I was sold. It is definitely well put together. I also had the honor of meeting the author, who not only compiled our book, but autographed it. The illustration and information is wonderful and I kept telling her it was fate. I was just doing research on my mother's side of the family and was surprised about some of our background. It was nice to find a personalized book to educate our daughter on her ancestry. I feel it will be a great book to carry down in our family.

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    • Child
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    • Other

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    5.0

    Beautiful Book!!

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    from Orlando, FL

    Comments about MY HERITAGE BOOK:

    What a beautiful book! I bought this for a friend who just had a baby and she told me it was the best gift she had received! It really is the perfect keepsake for a child! I love the hard cover, the blank family tree page, and the illustrations. Very happy!! I will be back- Thank you!!

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    • Yes
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    • Child
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    • Other

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    5.0

    An Amazing gift for Children & Families!

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    from Chicago, IL

    Pros

    • Easy Read
    • Educational
    • Family Tree
    • Gift
    • Heritage
    • Kid friendly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Children
      • Gift

      Comments about MY HERITAGE BOOK:

      My 7 year old son received this book as a gift from his Aunt. It is full of information regarding our family heritage; which includes Ireland, Italy, Poland, and the Czech Republic. The facts are spot on and written so that the child can fully understand all the great things each region has to offer. (I even learned some things I never knew!) The illustrations are simply amazing. There is also space in the back for him to fill out his own family tree and to add some traditions that we have in our own family. A superb gift...one that I will be ordering and giving to others! Thanks to My Heritage Book for such a unique keepsake for our family!

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      • Yes
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      • Child
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      • Birthday

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      5.0

      Fabulous keepsake

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      from Patterson, NY

      Comments about MY HERITAGE BOOK:

      This is a beautifully written and illustrated book...i have bought it for all my 4 grandchildren...it is my gift of choice for baby showers, first birthdays, and/or Christenings.....

      Lorraine C

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