ANGELO PATRI AUTOGRAPH


Angelo Patri was born November 26, 1876 – died 1965.  Patri was an Italian-American author and educator. His real italian surname was Petraglia and he was born in Piaggine (salerno).Patri came to the United States in the 1880s. He gained a B.A. at the College of the City of New York in 1897, and an M.A. at Columbia University in 1904. A schoolteacher in New York from 1898 to 1908, he was the first Italian-born American to become a school principal in the United States. In attempting to engage the student with tasks that went beyond book learning, he was influenced by the writings of John Dewey. From 1908 to 1913 he was Principal of Public School No. 4, and in 1913 he became Principal of Public School 45, Bronx, New York. He wrote a syndicated column, Our Children, on child psychology for newspapers and magazines. Books for parents and teachers: A School Master of the Great City 1917, The School That Everybody Wants 1922, Child Training 1922, School and Home 1925, Problem of Childhood 1926, What Have You Got to Give? 1926, The Questioning Child 1928. Books for children: White Patch 1911, Pinocchio in Africa 1911, Spirit of America 1924, Pinocchio in America 1928, The Adventures of Pinocchio 1937. Original Angelo Patri Autograph, hand signed on a Angelo Patri Books Photo Card. Hand written on card: Cordially yours Angelo Patri. March 1931. Approx. size 3 x 5 3/8 inches. Regular Price – $ 75.00 / Sale Price – $ 24.95.

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