"A.P. Giannini, The Man With the Midas Touch," is a biography for middle-grade readers, ages 10-14. It tells the story of a man who survived the San Francisco earthquake, anti-immigrant bias, the Great Depression, and World War II, to transform his tiny bank into one of the largest financial institutions in the world.
Dana Haight Cattani is a graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School and taught English there for several years. She holds a doctorate in education from Stanford University and is the author of "A Classroom of Her Own."
Co-author Angela Haight, also a graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School and Stanford University, works in the children's department of the Menlo Park Library. She has published more than 100 children's stories and articles and two early reader books.
"A.P. Giannini, the Man With the Midas Touch" is available at Kepler's Books and through its website, Keplers.com.