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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Silver Unicorn

The Silver Unicorn Bookstore, 12 Spruce Street, Acton, MA.

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Word on the Street Bookstore, 109 Main St, Marlborough, MA.

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Community Advocate Article

Community Advocate
Jake Marrazzo

Boston 25 Feature and Article

About Author 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.  Currently, Jake is 17 and going into his senior year of high school and despite his physical challenges, he still wants to be just like everyone else.

Jake Marrazzo

One Wants to be a Letter Book Signing at Kith & Kin

One Wants to be a Letter Book Signing

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Book Reviews

Here is what are people saying about “One Wants to be a Letter.”

  • “Please tell Jake that his book touched my heart and I absolutely love the story line especially the end. You truly have an amazing young man that is making a huge impact in this world. I can’t wait for the next book.” – T.H.
  • “Got my book today! Great job Jake! So Awesome!” – D.T.
  • “It was great to meet Jake yesterday! I am excited to share this book with my Kindergarten students. Thank you!” – J.B.
  • “We’ve never met but I’m so proud of you what a gift you and your family have given to so many.” – A.D.
  • “Thanks Jake! Can’t wait to share this with the little guys on our family!” – N.M.
  • “I got my book yesterday!!! Brought it to school today. Excellent job Jake!” – C.L.
  • “Tonight’s story time brought to you by a local Hudson high school author, inspiring my children, it is ok to be different, and dream big… an inspiration to us all.” – K.L.
  • “Our copy of One Wants to be a Letter arrived in the mail today! It received a 10/10 from Matthew! Provided a little light reading for today’s infusion too. Awesome job Jake!” – M.H.
  • “I thought it was cool because it has a lot of detail and all the letters are so cute I love the story because, it’s like, number one wants to be like all the letters and wants to play with all them because he wants to have fun but, that it’s ok for him to be a number.” – S.P., Age 7
  • “We got ours yesterday – It is sweet, easy, with such a powerful message of loving yourself for who you are. Be great at what you are great at and don’t worry about the rest.” – P.G.
  • “Jake, I love your book! I think it is a wonderful lesson for children AND adults to help us understand that we are all special and that even if we seem “different” from everyone else, that is what our unique gifts in life are, and we should embrace them! Thank you for reminding us of that!!” – K.L.
  • “I think it’s awesome. It’s also inspiring so I can make a book as well.” – K.P., Age 10

About the Artist

Gregor Bernard Square

Artist Gregor Bernard did all the fantastic illustrations for the One Wants to be a Letter book. Gregor Bernard is commercial artist and illustrator specializing in editorial artwork, T shirt design, product illustration, technical drawing, and other creative mediums.

About the Publisher

Civin Publishing Services

Civin Media Relations and Publishing Services published One Wants to be a Letter — bringing Jake’s dream of becoming an author to reality. Civin Media Relations and Publishing Services believe that words can change the world. They offer a full range of creative and technical services to help you share your story. Their team of writers, editors, illustrators and photographers can help to take your book from idea to reality to the book shelf.