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Make Lemonade

Make Lemonade

A Novel

Virginia Euwer Wolff

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An award-winning novel about growing up and making choices

Viginia Euwer Wolff's groundbreaking novel, written in free verse, tells the story of fourteen-year-old LaVaughn, who is determined to go to college—she just needs the money to get there. When she answers a babysitting ad, LaVaughn meets Jolly, a seventeen-year-old single mother with two kids by different fathers. As she helps Jolly make lemonade out of the lemons her life has given her, LaVaughn learns some lessons outside the classroom.

NCTE Notable Child. Bks in Lang. A, NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, IRA Teachers' Choices, Golden Kite Award, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Parenting Mag., Best Children's Award, American Library Association Quick Picks for Young Adults, NYPL Books for the Teen Age, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Award, Michigan Best Book for Young Adults, American Library Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults, Pacific NW Lib Assoc YR Choice Award, Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award, BCCB Blue Ribbon Award, Parents' Choice Honor Books, Parenting Magazine, Best Children's Award, School Library Best Books of the Year, ALA Notable Children's Books, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Michigan Best Book for YA, American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults, Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List, Golden Kite Award Winner, Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library, American Library Association Notable Children's Books

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Praise for Make Lemonade

“* Radiant with hope.” —Publisher's Weekly, starred review

“Powerfully moving.” —Kirkus Reviews, pointer

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About the author

Virginia Euwer Wolff

Virginia Euwer Wolff is an accomplished violinist and former elementary school and high school English teacher. Her first book for young readers, Probably Still Nick Swansen, was published in 1988 and won both the International Reading Association Award and the PEN-West Book Award. Since then she has written several more critically acclaimed young adult novels, earning more honors, including the National Book Award for True Believer, as well as the Golden Kite Award for Fiction and the Jane Addams Book Award for Children's Books that Build Peace. Her books include The Mozart Season, This Full House and Bat 6. She lives in Oregon.

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