All the great leaders had to start somewhere. And Teresa (“Resa” for short) is starting with the lemonade stand competition her teacher assigned to the class ― but making it a success is going to be a lot harder than Resa thinks. The prize: line-skipping tickets to Adventure Central. The competition: Val, Resa's middle school nemesis. And the biggest obstacle to success: Resa's own teammates.
Harriet is the class clown, Amelia is the new girl who thinks she knows best, and Didi is Resa's steadfast friend ― who doesn't know the first thing about making or selling lemonade. The four of them quickly realize that the recipe for success is tough to perfect ― but listening to each other is the first step. And making new friends might be the most important one. Girls mean business in this series opener about friendship and entrepreneurship that includes tips from the Startup Squad and a profile of a girl entrepreneur!
"The team’s setbacks and failures are almost unbearable, but the chuckleworthy snark will keep readers going. The team members learn not only about listening to each other, using their strengths, and stepping out of their comfort zones, but also about important business skills such as marketing and location, which are expounded upon in an endnote. Resa makes for a daringly flawed early-middle-grade protagonist, with room for growth that’s realized satisfyingly.... A refreshing depiction of drama turned positive, this series opener is perfect for young entrepreneurs." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||8 - 12|
|Author||Brian Weisfeld, Nicole C. Kear|
|Publication Date||May 7, 2019|
|Series Name||The Startup Squad|