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.
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
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.