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The Lemonade Club

The Lemonade Club

ISBN: 0399245405

Title: The Lemonade Club

Author: Patricia Polacco

KDL Description:


When Marilyn and her teacher, Miss Wichelman, both get cancer, they encourage each other and, aided by medical treatments and support from friends, they get better.

Amazon Description:

Everyone loves Miss Wichelman’s fifth-grade class?especially best friends Traci and Marilyn. That’s where they learn that when life hands you lemons, make lemonade! They are having a great year until Traci begins to notice some changes in Marilyn. She’s losing weight, and seems tired all the time. She has leukemia and a tough road of chemotherapy ahead. It is not only Traci and Miss Wichelman who stand up for her, but in a surprising and unexpected turn, the whole fifth-grade class, who figures out a way to say we’re with you.

In true Polacco fashion, this book turns lemons into lemonade and celebrates amazing life itself.