Looking For Me in this great big family One of siblings growing up in depression era Balti 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

  • Title: Looking For Me in this great big family
  • Author: Betsy Rosenthal
  • ISBN: 9780547610
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One of 12 siblings growing up in depression era Balti, 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 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 heOne of 12 siblings growing up in depression era Balti, 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 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.

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    1. This book was SO. GOOD. I usually hate books of poems. Like, I put them down immediately. Loathing. But this book was different. I picked it up off the "new books" shelf at my school. I flipped through it, saw it was a book of poems, and almost put it down. I then saw the author had the same last name as me, and I thought, "Well that's pretty cool!" and read the inside flap about the book. It's about a girl in a big family, of 12 children. I'm one of 7 children, myself. She is trying to find her [...]

    2. This book personally was one of my favorite books I have read over the past 6 weeks.This book is about a girl that has a pretty big family.In the book she also struggles trying to figure out who she actually is.They call her the litter mother because she's always helping her family like a mother .She is always pushed around by her older siblings witch she doesn't like.I recommend this book to you all and I hope you like it as much as I did.

    3. This book is truly a gem. Written all in verse, which I normally can't get through, it touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I was impressed by how well the verse was still able to move the story and I felt that I knew Edith intimately. Imagine my surprise when I found that this was based on the author's mothers' life! This made it all the more compelling for me. Growing up in a family of six kids, I could relate to some of the things. And now as a mother, I especially loved this line, [...]

    4. Rosenthal uses her mother as inspiration for main character Edith. A slice of life story which I loved reminded me of listening to my grandmother tell stories about her life growing up. Written in verse, the story moves along seamlessly and conveyed so well how I imagine it would have felt to BE Edith. The nostalgic feel makes this another one I wonder how kids will take to.

    5. This review was previously posted on The Young Girl Who Loved BooksLooking for me, is one of my favorite junior books and may become my favorite book I have read in 2018, but is quite early to give a book that award.This book is truly a gem and a must for every young child's bookshelf.In this story, we follow young and cute Edith. I felt like I connected with her right away. She made this adorable story such a great one. So Edith is a kid with a ton of siblings. It is the depression and while th [...]

    6. I grabbed this book because my 3rd grade son had brought it home from the library. He had already read it, liked it, so I wanted to see what it was about. Oh my goodness. What a sweet, sad, and wonderful story told in short poems. I cried at least twice; the author's ability to share important snippets of her mothers life growing up in just a few words was amazing. Everyone who has grown up in a large family would identify with this book, spoiler alert the family in the book has 12 (!) children. [...]

    7. I love verse novels :)This was a great medium for the story of this young girl in a large family, trying to find herself, her place, and who she is.

    8. I loved the book. I have been looking for myself for years. I enjoyed the narrator's search for herself in the midst of her huge family. I hadn't expected a poetry book, but I devoured it in less then three hours because the poems read like short stories.

    9. his sweet book has a lot going for it. This is an era that isn’t over done and the immigrant story still feels contemporary. Some of the monetary issues that were all too common place during the depression ring true in this period of recession. Author Betsy R. Rosenthal, who draws on her own family’s history (including family photos and a short afterward), does a good job exploring the various forms of sibling relationships. Sometimes Edith is ‘the Little Mother,’ looking after her young [...]

    10. This is a memorable little book, easy to read in a single long-ish sitting, and whose characters will stay with me awhile. Written as a tribute to her mother, who is the main character of the story, Looking For Me richly depicts life for Edith, the fourth of 12 children, as she grows up in a “way too big family,” Jewish in a Catholic community in Baltimore in the 1930’s. Although we don’t hear about the great poverty and hunger that so many suffered during the Depression, we do read abou [...]

    11. Looking for me is a really good book if you have a lot of brothers and sisters.This book is about this girl that has a lot of siblings her dad makes them work at the store.Her mom also work ,the kids go to school.Later in the book his little brother died because he couldn't breath well.Her mom stays with her children now so she has to go take care of them instead of working. I would recommend this book to people that like to read new books that are funny at the begging and sad at the very middle [...]

    12. I've never read a story told in verse. Never thought I would like it. Although the large family that I come from and the large family that is now mine are not as big as Edith's family of 12 children, these stories are great reminders of what it's like to grow up in a house full of children. Sometimes exasperating, sometimes fun, sometimes hard, sometimes joyful, and always loud.My favorite verse of the whole book was the one that caught my tear ducts off guard and sent them overflowing throughou [...]

    13. I highly recommend this book if you can find it. If you grew up in a big family (I am one of 7 kids, not as big as the protagonist's family with 12 children, but probably considered large today) you will probably find something in this book that you can relate to. If not, you can still enjoy the story of an 11 year old girl finding her identity. It is short but has a lot of emotional material, very realistically depicted in the voice of a child. Overall a very touching, uplifting book that had m [...]

    14. Loved this novel in verse inspired by the author's mum's childhood, growing up in a family with twelve children in the time around the Depression. Edith, the eleven year old narrator, shares what it's like to be stuck in the middle of so many siblings, the trials and challenges as well as the joy and love. Most of all, Edith wants to know who she really is, not an easy task with so many people around but bit by bit, Edith finds out more and more about herself, while sharing what the family's day [...]

    15. This book is so similar to the experiences I had growing up in a family of ten. I love when Edith spends time with her mother in the late evenings watching her iron because that was the only time she had her mom to herself. In a large family you find those times with parents as very special. In my family we become the number of our birth order. Edith also experienced this. As with Edith's family when my family gets together it is loud and obnoxious but mostly fun. We never had birthday parties w [...]

    16. Family hisotry set to prose poems telling of one girl figuring out who she is, where she comes from, and hwre she's going. A true telling of one of many American girls who were the first of many things in thier families - ie American, educated, and longing for independnce.

    17. My daughters age 7 and 9 loved this book. Written in verse, it was an emotional book that brought reflection, laughter and tears.

    18. Good family story based on the experiences of author's mother growing up as one of twelve children in Depression-era Baltimore.

    19. I'm on a quest to find great literature for my middle grade readers that discusses the Great Depression and immigration, two central ideas that circulate throughout my curriculum all year. Looking for Me fits the bill to a T. A poetic narrative (another win!), this one will surely reverberate with more than one of my readers despite those two central ideas swirling around. They will see themselves when Edith, or "number four" (out of twelve, if you're counting), can't find her place in such a no [...]

    20. Brief Thoughts on "Looking for Me" by Betsy Rosenthal "I'm just plain Edithof no special place[,]" is how the book begins, but, by the end, we realize that Edith has grown into her own as a Jewish woman aiming for Towson's Teacher College. Rosenthal takes an optimistic tone for the Depression-era circumstances, turning verses into a comprehensive storyline, but does not manage to capture my full attention. As a Jewish, only-child, Millenial, trans person, I found it difficult to connect with Edi [...]

    21. This is a cute novel in verse about a girl from a large family trying to find her own voice. The story is cute, funny and bittersweet in places. The story is set against the backdrop of the Depression and the Depression is present but not a huge deal. Edith also has to deal with a bit of anti-Semitism. I liked Edith. She was smart, funny and fiercely loyal to her family but I didn't like how accepting she was of her role as the "little mother." Slowly she finds her own identity separate from her [...]

    22. In prose, Betsy Rosenthal tells the story of her mother Edith's childhood in 1930s Baltimore. The story is a very effective combination of happiness and sadness. Edith is the fourth of twelve children in a Jewish family that owns a diner. When a terrible thing happens, she has to go work in the diner after school, at times closing the diner by herself and not getting home until 2 AM. She was only 11-12 years old. The book explores Edith's relationship with her parents in a realistic manner, too, [...]

    23. Betsy Rosenthal fictionalizes the stories she collected of her mother as a child growing up in Depression-era Baltimore. When young Edith, age eleven, is asked by her teacher to write a poem about her family, she knows it will be a long one. After all, she is the fourth child in a family of twelve. When the teacher questions her about leaving herself out of her poem, Edith says she doesn't know her place in the family and is challenged by the teacher to figure that out. This novel, told in verse [...]

    24. Absolutely charming little book writing in prose about an 11 year Jewish girl growing up in Baltimore in the 1940's. Being one of 12 children, trying to figure out who she is among her large family. There is a sad part in the book, which of course breaks her families heart and as reader I found myself mourning along with them. Despite the sadness, the book is so charming and endearing! I suspect it's written for a younger audience, but I loved it!

    25. This was so fantastic! Loved the ending. Megan, read this!! You will love! A quick, easy, delightful, heartfelt kids book. My daughter's school librarian recommended it, and didn't disappoint!

    26. great bookeasy reada book that i read from cover to cover in one sittingi like books from that era it helps me remember my parents who grew up back then

    27. The story of growing up in a large, crowded, and poor Jewish family in Baltimore. The story is told in verse (similar Full Cicada Moon or Moo). I tend to enjoy books that make me cry. The love and loss seen in the family definitely make this one a tearjerker.

    28. Looking for Me is the story of Edith, the fourth child out of twelve, growing up during the depression in a Jewish family in Baltimore and trying to figure out who she really is. The story is told by her daughter in verse. Edith becomes errand runner, babysitter, playmate and all around helper to her mother and siblings. Her father runs a diner and she helps out as she gets older there too. Looking for Me tells the story so many of us with siblings can relate to; it’s the story of where do I b [...]

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