Make Lemonade

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Make Lemonade あらすじ・解説

Jolly is 17. She can't really spell. She doesn't have much of a job. And she has two little kids from two different, absent fathers.

Jolly knows she can't cope with Jilly and Jeremy all by herself. So she posts a notice on the school ­bulletin board: BABYSITTER NEEDED BAD. No one replies but Verna LaVaughn, who's only 14. How much help can she be?

For a while, Jolly, Jilly, Jeremy, and LaVaughn are an extraordinary family. Then LaVaughn takes the first steps toward building her own future, and Jolly begins the long, slow process of turning the lemons of her life into lemonade.

"Powerfully moving." (Kirkus Reviews, pointer)

"Radiant with hope." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

©1993 Virginia Euwer Wolff (P)2020 Listening Library
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