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About the author:
CARMELA MARTINO is a freelance writer and writing teacher living in the Chicago area. She wrote ROSA, SOLA while working on her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. The novel was named to several award lists, including Booklist's "Top Ten First Novels for Youth" and the Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the year.
Carmela's credits for young readers also include short stories and poems in anthologies and magazines. Her articles and essays for adults have appeared in the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, WRITER'S DIGEST, and multiple editions of the CHILDREN'S WRITER'S AND ILLUSTRATIOR'S MARKET (Writer's Digest Books). She teaches writing workshops for both children and adults at various locations, including the College of DuPage, where she's been an adjunct instructor since 1998. She founded TeachingAuthors.com, a blog by six children's authors who are also writing teachers, where she posts regularly.
For more information, visit carmelamartino.com, where you can also join her e-newsletter mailing list.
Carmela A Martino
NOTE: this revised edition includes a new "Discussion Questions" section for classroom use.
Rosa Bernardi, an only child living with her Italian immigrant parents in 1960s Chicago, often feels alone, or SOLA, as her parents would say. But after she holds her best friend AnnaMaria’s baby brother for the first time, Rosa is sure that if she prays hard enough, God will send her a brother of her own. When Rosa’s prayers for a sibling are answered, she is overjoyed—until tragedy strikes. Rosa is left feeling more SOLA than ever, and wondering if her broken family will ever be whole again.
- Publication Date:
- 1535185325 / 9781535185325
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / General