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Make Lemonade

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message 1: by Laurel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:28PM) (new)

Laurel | 1 comments A book Karina Reyes likes to read and Karina Reyes hates me. When we read it, her eye-rolling decreases by about 50%. It's about a girl who is 14 who answers an ad. to babysit the babies of a 17 year-old. It's written in an amazing way--very frank and fresh. It's about people trying to beat the odds that are stacked ridiculously against them. It's written the way a 14 year-old girl talks. My students are crazy for it. And it's not just girls. A young man asked me today when no one was looking if there are more books by the same author.

message 2: by Andrew (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:37PM) (new)

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I'm about half-way through 'Make Lemonade' and its amazing. I'm going to read it with kids all year...good recommendation Laurel.

message 3: by Kelly Rueda (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:44PM) (new)

Kelly Rueda | 4 comments I appreciated how the author deals with contemporary issues faced by many adolescents today. If anyone is interested I have list of activities you could do when reading this book with a class.

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