Looking for Me: ...in this Great Big Family

Looking for Me: ...in this Great Big Family

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One of 12 siblings growing up in depression-era Baltimore, Edithisn't quite sure of who she is. Between working at her father s diner, taking care of her younger siblings, andliving in the shadow of her more mature sisters, Edith feels lost in a sea of siblings. When a kind teacher encourages Edith to be a teacher herself one day, Edith sees prospects for a future all her own. Full of joy, pain, humor, and sadness, thisnovel in verse isa wonderful look atthe life of Edith Paul, the author's mother, and is an enduring portrait (complete with family photos and an author's note at the end)of one family's pursuit of the American dream."
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 133 x 197 x 20.32mm | 249.48g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 054761084X
  • 9780547610849
  • 1,961,362

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"Rosenthal's spare writing superbly captures the emotional growth of a girl on the cusp of adolescence, despite its specific historical context."--"School Library Journal" "The overall tone is one of solidarity in spite of difficulties."--"Booklist" "This would serve as an excellent class readaloud as well as appealing to fans of both poetry and memoir."--"Bulletin"
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578 ratings
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