Making Lemonade

Fascinating storytelling and classic elements of poetry combine to allow the reader into the world of autism. Faced with a lifetime of “lemons,” Judy decided years ago that rather than (a) throwing them out or (b) letting them rot and then throwing them out, she would (c) make lemonade – capitalizing on her strengths and talents. Each poem in the collection invites us to focus on one of Judy’s lemons, such as sensory lemons, her school days, etc. By choosing her words simply and sparingly, the author trusts us to fill in the spaces with our own experience, encouraging us to accept our own lemons and make our own lemonade.