Marlyn Ciesla said on November 5, 2016:
Wonderful book to have read today, Nov 5, 2016- not sure why I waited so long. I loved how it showed people dealing with grief in different ways. It provides a realistic portrayal of an only child, too. Two lovely surprises for me were references to the Chicago Cubs and Rosa choosing three different colored roses.
Claudia Stenvig-Olsen said on November 5, 2016:
Jan Moran said on November 5, 2016:
Great book! Love the new cover!
Carol Bax said on November 5, 2016:
Our Mother/Daughter Book Group read this when it first came out. It was an excellent choice.
Sherry York said on November 5, 2016:
I am glad to see Rosa, Sola is still available. I included it in my guide to multicultural literature "Booktalking Authentic Multicultural Literature: Fiction and History for Young Readers" (Sherry York, Linworth Books, 2009) as an excellent representation of Italian Americans.
Kathy Doherty said on November 4, 2016:
Classroom teachers reading this book aloud will appreciate the discussion questions that are included.
Kimberly said on November 4, 2016:
I loved this book! I gave a copy to my then 13 year old daughter (with Italian decent) and she loved it as much as me. Truly a gem!
Cesar Chacon said on November 4, 2016:
I am looking forward to getting a signed copy. The description you gave at our meeting was great. I'm just sorry I didn't have the cash on hand to buy the book while you were there. I will not let that happen again!
janet Halfmann said on November 4, 2016:
Sounds like a fascinating read.
Darlene said on November 4, 2016:
I loved this book! Perfect for junior high through adult! It portrays real life.
David A said on November 4, 2016:
Very well wriiten. A moving and enjoyable read.
Judy Peters said on November 4, 2016:
I loved reading Rosa Sola, I even read it twice! My twenty-something daughter even read and enjoyed it. Carmela, you did a great job. I am looking forward to your next book!
Bobbi Miller said on November 4, 2016:
This looks wonderful!!
Deanna K. Klingel said on November 4, 2016:
I loved this book! Glad to see it getting out there and getting notice.
Claudia M said on November 4, 2016:
congratulations on your new editions!
Janice Palko said on November 4, 2016:
For every child who has ever felt isolated, this is a must- read.
Barb Szyszkiewicz said on November 4, 2016:
This novel is a much-needed, sensitive treatment of a touch subject not often tackled with this age group. A guide for parents/teachers is included. Highly recommended.
Sheila Welch said on November 4, 2016:
I LOVE the new cover that's on the paperback, Carmela. Congratulations on the new edition, which should invite lots more kids to read and connect with your story.
Linda Baie said on November 4, 2016:
This is on my TBR list, sounds like a story all of us should read to see how changes happen and people make life happen anyway! Thanks, Carmela!
Ann Angel said on November 4, 2016:
Such a sweet story.
Janet McDonnell said on November 4, 2016:
Congratulations Carmela! Good luck with this great book!
Susan Ekins said on November 4, 2016:
Well-written story that will appeal to middle-grade children. Life is not always perfect, and this story shows the reader how Rosa dealt with a difficult situation. It also teaches empathy as it shows the reader what it would be like to live in an immigrant family.
A.J. Cattapan said on November 3, 2016:
Can't wait to read this book!
Laura Moe said on November 3, 2016:
Nice cover. Sounds like a good book.
Joyce Ray said on November 2, 2016:
I'm happy Rosa Sola has new life! Love the cover and seeing you pitch your book!
Christina Hoag said on November 2, 2016:
Love historical fiction for kids!
Laurie Ditton said on November 1, 2016:
This looks like a great story.
Lin Oliver said on October 11, 2016:
So glad to see this book come out again. Still relevant for young readers!
Debbie Dadey said on October 11, 2016:
What a great new cover for a great story!