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MAKE LEMONADE

VIRGINIA EWER WOLFF

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ISBN 10: 0571175023 / ISBN 13: 9780571175024
Published by Faber & Faber
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Title: MAKE LEMONADE

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Jolly is seventeen. 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 fourteen. 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 longs low process of turning the lemons of her life into lemonade.

Written in sixty-six chapters with text lines that break at natural speaking phrases, this is a startling novel by an extraordinary writer.

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Read by Heather Alicia Simms
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LaVaughn needed a part-time job, something she could do after school to help earn money for college. Jolly needed a babysitter, someone she could trust with two kids while she worked the evening shift.
It didn't matter that LaVaughn was fourteen--only three years younger than Jolly. It didn't matter that Jolly didn't have a husband--or a mom and dad--because LaVaughn gives Jolly and her two babies more love and understanding than should be possible for a fourteen-year-old, because if she doesn't no one else will.

Heather Alicia Simms received an MFA from Columbia University in acting. She has made appearances in various television series, such as Third Watch, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order and As the World Turns. She also narrated When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune and Shayla's Double Brown Baby Blues available from Listening Library.

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