“Graff has created a lively, quirky individual who tells her story with frankness and humor.” (School Library Journal)
“With the same deftness she demonstrated in THE THING ABOUT GEORGIE, Graff immediately engages the reader.” (Horn Book Magazine)
“An appealing and moving choice for readers seeking a dose of feel-good reality fiction.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Umbrella Summer is a radiant book.” (Kirby Larson, author of Newberry Honor book Hattie Big Sky)
About the Author
Lisa Graff is the author of The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower and The Thing About Georgie, which was named to nine state reading lists. Lisa grew up in a small California town very much like the one in this novel and received an MFA in writing for children from the New School.