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Virginia Euwer Wolff

Name  Virginia Wolff
Role  Author
Education  Smith College

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Awards  National Book Award for Young People's Literature
Nominations  Michael L. Printz Award, Carnegie Medal, Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award
Books  Make Lemonade, True Believer, Bat 6, The Mozart Season, This full house

Virginia euwer wolff at the 2011 children s literature association conference

Virginia Euwer Wolff (born August 25, 1937) is an American author of children's literature. Her award-winning series 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, True Believer, won the 2001 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. The second and third, This Full House (2009), garnered Kirkus Reviews starred reviews. She was the recipient of the 2011 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature.


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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.

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Virginia euwer wolff interviewed for the 2015 oregon mock printz


  • This Full House First ed. New York: HarperCollins Children's Books 2009. ISBN 978-0-06-158304-9
    — concluding the Lemonade trilogy
  • Kirkus Review (starred) 02/01/2009
  • True Believer First ed. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001. ISBN 0-689-85288-6
    — sequel to Make Lemonade
  • Kirkus Review (starred) 02/01/2001
  • Award: 2001 National Book Award, Young People's Literature (U.S.)
  • Award: Best Children's Books 2001 by Publishers Weekly.
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Bat 6 Henry Holt and Co., 1998 ISBN 0-03-066279-6
  • Kirkus Review 05/01/1998
  • Oregon Reads 2009 Selection
  • Make Lemonade. First ed., Henry Holt and Co., 1993 (and many other editions)
  • Kirkus Review 05/01/1993
  • Citation: American Library Association Notable Children's Book
  • Award: American Library Association (ALA) Best Book for Young Adults
  • Award: Booklist Top of the List winner
  • The Mozart Season. First ed. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1991.
  • Kirkus Review 05/15/1991
  • Award: 2011 Phoenix Award from the Children's Literature Association as the best English-language children's book that did not a major award when it was originally published twenty years earlier. That is named for the mythical bird phoenix, which is reborn from its ashes, to suggest the book's rise from obscurity.
  • Probably Still Nick Swansen. First ed. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1988.
  • Rated PG New York: St. Martin's Press, 1981.
  • References

    Virginia Euwer Wolff Wikipedia

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