lego3mom, May 19, 2007 (view all comments by lego3mom)
The prose of Make Lemonade swirls around and back-eddies on itself, creating a rich and powerful novel full of hope and friendship, with undercurrent questions of what it is that makes our lives worthwhile. Highly recommended.
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A Newbery Medal Winner
"Radiant with hope, this keenly observed and poignant novel is a stellar addition to Young Adult literature, said "Publishers Weekly" in a starred review, praising Wolff's use of "meltingly lyric blank verse to tell of two inner-city teenage girls struggling toward better lives.
Interest Level: Middle/High School
Reading Grade Level: 4th-6th
Lexile Level: Not Available
Theme: Family & Relationships/Growing Up
An Accelerated Reader(r) title
When she answers a babysitting ad, 14-year-old LaVaughn meets Jolly, a 17-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 about making choices in this multiple award-winning and groundbreaking novel.
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.
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