About A Lot on Her Plate
A twelve-year old chef is starved for acceptance when her mother fat shames her. But how can she choose her own path if she can't choose what's for dinner?
With the name Saralee is it any surprise I love cake. But write a novel about the diet culture that shames people into avoiding dessert? Never saw that coming. Then a book title came to me and I knew it was time to explore a familiar subject … struggles with my weight. A year later, I finished A LOT ON HER PLATE and though it is different than my previous four novels (my first for middle grade readers) I explored a tough subject with great humor and heart. Also, a plate of cookies.
If you are a mother, there are some things you never forget. The moment you discovered your home pregnancy test turned positive (and celebrated buying the brand name not the generic)! The first time you heard a natal heartbeat (and secretly wondered if you would be giving birth to a horse). And, of course, the…
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“Saralee Rosenberg is the Erma Bombeck of the 21st Century — she finds the laughter and humor in our daily trials and reminds us of the joy that exists within us.”
Belle Baxter, Director, Elwood Public Library