Virginia Euwer Wolff is a prize-winning American author of children's literature, born in Portland, Oregon 25 Aug 1937. She attended Oregon Episcopal School, at that time only an all girls school called St. Helen's Hall, before attending Smith College. She married Arthur Richard Wolff in 1959. They divorced in 1976.
Among other notable books, she is the author of the award-winning series, Make Lemonade. Make Lemonade is a series about a 14-year-old girl named LaVaughn, who babysits for the children of a 17-year-old single mother. The series has three books. The sequel, True Believer, won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
This Full House First ed. New York: HarperCollins Children's Books 2009. ISBN 9780061583049
True Believer First ed. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001. ISBN 0689852886 (and many other editions)
Award: 2001 National Book Award in the Young People's Literature category
Award: Best Children's Books 2001 by Publishers Weekly.
Junior Library Guild Selection
Bat 6 Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1998 ISBN: 0030662796
Review, Kirkus 05/01/1998
Oregon Reads 2009 Selection
Make Lemonade. First ed. , Henry Holt and Co. , 1993 (and many other editions)
Award: American Library Association (ALA) Notable Children's Book
Award: American Library Association (ALA) Best Book for Young Adults
Award: Booklist Top of the List winner
The Mozart Season. 1st ed. New York: Holt, 1991.
Award: 2011 Children's Literature Association Phoenix Award (presented annually to the author of a children's or young adult book, originally published in English twenty years earlier, that did not win a major award at the time of its publication)
Probably Still Nick Swansen. 1st ed. New York: H.Holt, 1988.