My Life in Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald

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Twelve-year-old Lucy Desberg is a natural problem solver. After the local homecoming queen shows up at her family's struggling drugstore with a beauty disaster that Lucy helps to fix, Lucy has a long line of makeover customers for every school dance and bat mitzvah. But all the makeup tips in the world won't help save the pharmacy. If only she could find a way to make the pharmacy the center of town again--a place where people want to spend time, like in the old days. Lucy dreams up a solution that could resuscitate the family business and help the environment, too. But will Lucy's family stop fighting long enough to listen to a seventh-grader?

This book is a funny and sweet debut featuring an unforgettable narrator who knows what she wants, whether it's great makeup, a killer business plan, or a better world.

About Lisa Greenwald

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Lisa Greenwald is the author of Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes and My Life in Pink & Green, which earned a starred review from Kirkus. She works in the library at the Birch Wathen Lenox School in Manhattan and is a graduate of the New School's MFA program in writing for children. She lives in Brooklyn. Visit her online at
Published August 26, 2011 by Amulet Books. 290 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Bewildered by her transition from popular girl to social outcast, Dina retreats behind her video camera.

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When 12-year old Lucy learns the family pharmacy might close, she decides to attract customers using her preternatural knowledge of make-up application and products.

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