Rosa, Sola (2020)

Rosa, Sola Carmela A. Martino Rosa Sola NOTE this revised edition includes a Discussion Questions section for classroom use Rosa Bernardi an only child living with her Italian immigrant parents in s Chicago often feels alone or SOLA
  • Title: Rosa, Sola
  • Author: Carmela A. Martino
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  • Page: 365
  • Format: Kindle Edition
Rosa, Sola Carmela A. Martino NOTE this revised edition includes a 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 brNOTE this revised edition includes a 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 SOLA than ever, and wondering if her broken family will ever be whole again.
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  1. Katy

    This is a lovely story of a young girl from an Italian immigrant family in the 1960 s I love how Rosa grows during the story, and my heart aches for her and her family I really liked how the author included so many Italian words to immerse the reader in the culture The best thing about the story is how true it is to family and how that glue holds everyone together through tragedy Highly recommended

  2. A.J. Cattapan

    School Library Journal called this a gentle and moving story, and I have to agree Rosa is a good Catholic girl who desperately prays the rosary every night for God to send her a little brother I don t want to give the story away, but as the summary states, tragedy strikes the family You can t help but feel for Rosa and her family Carmela Martino s descriptions of love and loss are dead on Make sure you ve got a hankie nearby when you reach the mid point of this book Still, the story is told with [...]

  3. Michele

    wonderful story from the pov of a 9 year old about how we deal with the challenges in life My favorite quote I believe with all my heart that God hears our prayers And that when bad things happen, God finds a way to turn them to good.

  4. Cynthia

    Rosa, Sola is good middle grade drama I connected and empathized with Rosa as she and her family suffered Extended family members brought relief and interesting additions to the story that helped Rosa cope and grow The ending was handled well to be uplifting I m so glad Ms Martino wrote a novel like this one Kids need this type of story when coping with an emotional loss or illness in the family.

  5. Barb

    Rosa wants nothing than a baby brother of her own But this is than simple envy over her best friend s new baby brother Rosa is an only child, and in 1960s Chicago, that s a rarity and she feels like an outsider among all her friends with their large families Rosa s wish comes true, but she blames herself for the tragic events that follow Recommended for readers 10 and up As this is a sensitive topic, parents will appreciate the classroom discussion guide at the end of the book it s great for f [...]

  6. Gayl Smith

    This book is so appropriate for today s elementary school student who is being encouraged to embrace their heritage Rosa is exploring what it is to be Italian American while wanting what s best for her family But when tragedy strikes, she is filled with guilt that her prayers were selfish Meanwhile, her ambition to do well in a spelling bee resonate with anyone who s ever wanted to stand out and be recognized Wonderfully written

  7. Laura

    I felt really close to the main character Although there were sad parts, it was ultimately a happy book with a great message.

  8. Marlyn

    Lovely book about a child dealing with loss Presented how people deal with grief differently in a realistic manner The author also shows the thoughts of an only child realistically.

  9. Judy Ekblad

    I have known Carmela for years Wish I hadn t waited so long to read this Really enjoyed it Well done Carmela

  10. Sarah

    As an 18 year old, I had no trouble relating to 9 year old Rosa And I am not ashamed of that Rosa is strong and tough who never gives up In the view spoiler death of Joseph hide spoiler I felt Rosa s grief and emotion I did I really did Uncle Sal was my favorite I want someone in my life like him I loved his handkerchief anecdote despite the fact that handkerchiefs aren t sanitary That s a lot from me He was so cheerful and sweet throughout the book it was impossible not to adore him Aunt Ida wa [...]

  11. Leslea Wahl

    Rosa Sola is a beautiful story about an Italian immigrant family in the 1960 s Rosa is in the fourth grade and wants nothing than a baby brother She decides to pray for a brother until God blesses her family Amazingly, her prayers are answered All seems perfect when she finds out her mother is expecting a baby, she will no longer be the odd girl at school with no siblings But when tragedy strikes her family, she has many hard lessons to learn This novel, for older elementary and middle school s [...]

  12. Carolyn

    Tender, beautifully written story of love, longing, and loss Carmela Martino expertly captures the the dreams and hopes of childhood along with the joys and grief that are an inevitable part of family life I especially enjoyed the coziness of this Italian American family and its setting both in time and place.Highly recommended for children and young teens but also enjoyable for adults My fourth grader will be reading this next I ll give her a tissue warning, but a few shed tears are well worth [...]

  13. Marilynn Farmer

    Rosa Sola is a beautifully written middle grade or YA story about an Italian American girl who must face a major family crisis while growing up in Chicago of the 1960s The emotional storyline deals with many issues including grief, and author handles them with great skill and reverence, while adhering to Christian specifically, Catholic values Highly recommend for middle grade, though would still be a good read for young adults.

  14. Damon

    Loved this clear insight into the thoughts of a young girl who navigates the sorrow, worry, and fear of a family tragedy Martino has given us an inside view of the emotinal journey of a child suffering with a sudden and unexpected grief, and how the varied responses of close family members around her can pose unintended difficulty for the smallest victims of loss.

  15. Pat Salvatini

    Rosa is captivated by her friend AnnaMaria s new baby brother She decides she no longer wants to an only child and Rosa prays everyday for a baby brother or sister Rosa is excited and delighted when her ma becomes pregnant Unfortuantely, all does not go well and Rosa s new baby brother is stillborn Martino offers intermediate readers an insider s view of Italian immigrant live in the 1960s She gives readers a wonderfully developed character while skillfully putting on paper Rosa s unfamiliar fee [...]

  16. Chiara

    What a great coming of age story I truly enjoyed following along in Rosa s life A story that takes place in Chicago during the 1960s An only child, Rosa always wanted a little brother When her mother becomes pregnant it is all Rosa can do but dream of her new life with her sibling This would be chance to fit in with the neighborhood and school kids because everyone had been big families during that time When tragedy strikes the family, every hope, every dream, every chance for this joy leaves Ro [...]

  17. Rachel

    1960 s and a girl is anxiously awaiting a little sister but her mother miscarries The family uses different ways to deal with their grief A good sense of a different time period and culture.

  18. Meaghan

    This book tends to lean on the sad side but it s a great book if you re the kind of person who finds that kind of thing entriging.

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