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Book Cover of the Week: Looking For Me

Thursday, June 21, 2012 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Betsy R. Rosenthal's newest book, Looking For Me...In This Great Big Family, was published in April:

One of 12 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, 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, this novel in verse is a wonderful look at the 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. Reading level: Age 9 and up.