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Make Lemonade (Make Lemonade Trilogy #1) (1993)

Author: Wolff, V. Euwer [link to author's website]
Publisher: Macmillan
Number of pages: 208 pages

"An award-winning novel about growing up and making choices. Viginia Euwer Wolffs groundbreaking novel, written in free verse, tells the story of fourteen-year-old LaVaughn, who is determined to go to collegeshe 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. "

ISBN 13: 978-0805080704
Reading Level (grade): 5.0