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

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

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One of twelve siblings growing up in Depression-era Baltimore, Edith isn't quite sure of who she is. Between working at her father's diner, taking care of her younger siblings, and living in the shadow of her more mature sisters, she 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, this novel in verse is an enduring portrait of one family's pursuit of the American dream.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 127 x 179 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0544022718
  • 9780544022713
  • 1,194,128

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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
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About Betsy Rosenthal

Before writing children's books, Betsy Rosenthal was a lawyer for a national civil rights agency. She left that career to raise her three children and focus on her writing. The author of three picture books and many published essays, she lives in Pacific Palisades, California. Looking for Me is her first novel. Vist her at www.BetsyRosenthal.com.
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