Friday, June 3, 2016

The Lemonade Club (Patricia Polacco)

It's good for kids to see the emotion that can come from a story, right?

This one definitely made me cry. It's a beautiful story! It would be good to read this one around Terry Fox run time as one of the girls gets cancer in the story.

Goodreads summary:

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.

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