Franca's Story: Survival in World War II Italy has been named as one of three finalists in the 2006 Benjamin Franklin Awards competition, in the following category: Interior Design, 1-2 color. The designer is Peggy Zafarana with assistance by Lautaro Gabriel Gonda, both of Seattle. The book was published by Wimer Publishing Company.
For the title, Zafarana used Bodoni Book, a typeface with its origins from Giambattista Bodoni of Parma, Italy in 1798. The text is set in Adobe Jenson Pro, based on the classic forms of the Venetian Renaissance-Antiqua of Nicholas Jenson (1470) and the italic typefaces used by the master scribe Ludovico degli Arrighi early in the 16th century.