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Virginia Euwer Wolff (born August 25, 1937) is an American author of children's literature. [1 ] Her award-winning series [2 ] Make Lemonade features a 14-year-old girl named LaVaughn, who babysits for the children of a 17-year-old single mother. There are three books. The second, , won the 2001 True Believer National Book Award for Young People's Literature. The second and third, [3 ] This Full House (2009), garnered starred reviews. Kirkus [a ]
Wolff was born in
Portland, Oregon. She attended the girls' school St. Helen's Hall (now Oregon Episcopal School) and Smith College. She married Arthur Richard Wolff in 1959. They divorced in 1976.
This Full House First ed. New York: HarperCollins Children's Books 2009. ISBN 978-0-06-158304-9
— concluding the Lemonade trilogy
Make Lemonade. First ed., Henry Holt and Co., 1993 (and many other editions)
The Mozart Season. First ed. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1991.
Probably Still Nick Swansen. First ed. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1988.
Rated PG New York: St. Martin's Press, 1981.
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^ Kirkus Reviews of the three Lemonade novels ( above) recommended them for readers age 10+, 12–16, and 13–15, and stated or implied that the heroine is 14, 15, and 17 years old. Evidently they compose a realist "coming-of-age" trilogy featuring an underprivileged urban girl.
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