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.


New Blog about my Work-in-progress

June 13, 2010

Tags: Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Blog


I have been working on a biography of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, a little-known eighteenth-century child prodigy. Maria was a linguist, mathematician, and humanitarian, and a celebrity in her day. Unfortunately, there have been many myths published about her, both in print and on the Internet. I have created the blog as a place to separate the facts from the myth.

Among her many accomplishments, Maria published an acclaimed math textbook that featured illustrations by a noted Italian artist. Here is one of the illustrations from the book:


To read more about Maria and what this image represents, visit my blog.


School Visits Photos

June 12, 2010

Tags: School visits


I finally got around to posting the photos from my visit to the Joliet School District for their 2010 Reading Week. You can see the photos on my News page.