CUNY Baccalaureate alumnus (B.S., 1999) Mikhail Salita, a New York early childhood teacher has recently written and published his second book, which is a children’s alphabet book, “B is for Brighton Beach,” where every letter tells a story and presents children with a wonderful journey along places of interest in Brighton Beach.
“My book [is] an alphabetical journey of Brighton Beach with a social studies component. Children, parents, grandparents, teachers and others can learn about the beautiful, bustling, beachfront neighborhood of Brighton Beach from a young child’s point of view,” said Salita. “And tourists and visitors can take advantage of the map and explore Brighton Beach from A to Z.”
Salita’s book has received wonderful reviews from the from the New York Post, Bay News and Brooklyn Daily Eagle. His next project will be another alphabet book C Is for Coney Island, which will focus on the famous Coney Island and provide an introduction to that neighborhood for U.S. children and educators.
Salita was born in Odessa, Ukraine. In 1991 he immigrated to the US and settled in Brooklyn, NY. Presently Michael holds a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute(MSLIS’02) and a Master of science degree in Childhood Education & Special Education from Touro College 2004. He also completed a digital film making program at New York Film Academy.
Congratulations Mikhail and continued success!
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