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Looking for Me by Betsy Rosenthal
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Aug 11, 12

it was ok
bookshelves: family, kids, middle-grade, read-in-2012, reader-s-advisory, self-worth, verse
Read from August 09 to 11, 2012

Story in verse about the author's mother and her life growing up in Baltimore probably in the 40s or so. The verse was simplistic and clunky, and didn't add to the story. Some sections were affecting, especially when the girl tried to figure out where she fit in among her many siblings and relatives. Her family emigrated from Russia, and the book talks about her experiences being Russian-American and Jewish, but the story wasn't communicated that effectively. This would be more supplemental for people studying this specific topic and not something that's good enough to have mass appeal.

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