One Wants to be a Letter | A Book by Jake Marrazzo

One Wants to be a Letter

About the Story

One Wants to be a Letter is a story about being different.

One is a number whose friends are all letters and he felt different and wanted to be just like his friends.

What kid or young adult hasn’t felt like this at some point in their lives?

Throughout the story, One keeps trying to be a letter, when in the end he finds out that being a Number One was what he was meant to be. When you are true to who you are, you will find your happiness.

A portion of the proceeds from the book sales will go to the 4 Jake’s Sake Charitable Foundation.

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About Author Jake Marrazzo

Jake Marrazzo

About the author

From the time Jake learned to speak, it was apparent he was extremely creative. He would constantly be coming up with ideas for books. One day when Jake was four, he came downstairs and said “Dad, I have an idea for a book and it’s called 1 Wants to Be a Letter. He began to talk about the number 1 whose friends were all letters and he felt different and wanted to be like them. We talked about the ideas that eventually became this book. Many of the words came from Jake’s Dad, but the idea and story came from the creative mind of a four-year-old. There is a bit of prophecy here, as Jake was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy when he was eight, and lost his ability to walk when he was twelve. Jake is 18 now and a senior at Hudson high school. Despite his physical challenges, he still wants to be just like everyone else.


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One Wants to Be A Letter Available Locally At These Fine Bookstores

The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

The Silver Unicorn Bookstore
12 Spruce Street, Acton, MA 01720
(978) 274-2757

Word on the Street Bookstore

Word on the Street Bookstore
109 Main Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 603-2022

An Unlikely Story Bookstore
111 South Street, Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 699-0244

Wellesley Books

Wellesley Bookstore
82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 431-1160

Tatnuck Bookseller

Tatnuck Bookseller
Westborough Shopping Center, 18 Lyman Street, Westborough, MA 01581
(508) 366-4959

Watch a Rebroadcast of the Jeff Kinney and Jake Marrazzo Virtual Event

Jeff Kinney Broadcast

On December 14, 2020, Jeff Kinney, the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series and owner of An Unlikely Story Bookstore did a virtual interview of Jake Marrazzo about his new book, One Wants to be a Letter and growing up with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Both Jake’s book and Jeff’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series are about being different and finding your true self. The interview covered a wide range of topics including advice for new authors and Jake’s career choices. Watch the video interview on-demand on both Facebook and YouTube.

Coloring pages from the One Wants to be a Letter Book

Right-click on any of picture the pictures to download and print for your little artist! Or click here to download a PDF of all three of the pictures.