Carmela A. Martino

Author. Speaker. Teacher.

Selected Works

Middle-Grade Novel
Rosa didn't know which she hated more--being lonely or being different. One thing she did know--she wanted a baby brother . . . one just like Antonio.

To read an excerpt from the novel,
click here.

For a list of discussion questions, click here.


The new edition of Rosa, Sola is now available, and includes a new "Discussion Questions" section for classroom use. The paperback can be ordered directly here, and from most online booksellers. The Kindle version is available from Amazon, and the Nook version is at BN.com!
Two Articles in the book below
Carmela's two articles appears in the 2016 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market edited by Chuck Sambuchino (Writer's Digest Books).
Short Story in Anthology
Short story in I Fooled You: Ten Stories of Tricks, Jokes, and Switcheroos, a middle-grade anthology edited by Johanna Hurwitz. See the teacher's guide here.
Poem in And the Crowd Goes Wild! A Global Gathering of Sports Poems edited by Carol-Ann Hoyte and Heidi Bee Roemer, a collection of 50 sports poems by writers from 10 countries.
Poem in Anthology
In Chicken Soup for the Soup: Teens Talk High School edited by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark, & Madeline Clapps
For Recommended Reading for Children and Teens click below:


Carmela's Blog

Please note: This is only an occasional blog. Please see my regular posts at www.TeachingAuthors.com.


More School Visits

May 14, 2010

Tags: School visits


Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting two Joliet, IL schools: Forest Park Individualized Education School and Parks Cultural Academy. I hope to post some photos on my News page soon. If you have any questions or comments about my presentations, feel free to post them below. They won't show up here until I have read them, but I'll reply as soon as I am able.


School Visit Today

May 5, 2010

Tags: School visits


Today I visited Union Ridge Elementary School in Harwood Heights, IL. If you attended one of my presentations, I'd love to have your comments here. I shared a bit about the visit at the Teaching Authors blog. You can read the entry here. I'll try to post some pictures as soon as I can.