Looking for Me
By Betsy R. Rosenthal
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780547610849, 176pp.)
Publication Date: April 17, 2012
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A poignant and historical novel in verse about a Jewish family of twelve children told from the point of view of "just plain Edith, number four" as she tries to figure out her place in both her family and the world at large. Set in the depression era Baltimore, Looking for Me is filled with the joy, pain, humor, and sadness of a real immigrant family pursuing the American dream.
Before she began writing children’s books, Betsy Rosenthal was a lawyer for a national civil rights agency. She left that career behind to raise her three children and concentrate on her writing. She is the author of three picture books: My House Is Singing, It’s Not Worth Making a Tzimmes Over!, and Which Shoes Would You Choose? Looking for Me is her first novel.Ms. Rosenthal has also had many essays published in national and local newspapers and magazines. To learn more about Ms. Rosenthal, you can visit her at www.BetsyRosenthal.com.
"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