Book cover of Elvis, Me, and the Lemonade Stand Summer

Elvis, Me, and the Lemonade Stand Summer



Publisher & Publication Year

DCB Young Readers, 2021

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Leslie Gentile (Northern Salish/Tuscarora/Scottish)

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It’s the summer of 1978 and most people think Elvis Presley has been dead for a year. But not eleven-year-old Truly Bateman — because she knows Elvis is alive and well and living in the Eagle Shores Trailer Park. Maybe no one ever thought to look for him on the Eagle Shores First Nation on Vancouver Island. While Truly has a difficult relationship with her mother, she finds warmth and acceptance from those in the community. She is also determined to prove that her cool new neighbor is the one and only King of Rock ‘n’ Roll!

Notable Achievements

Winner, City of Victoria Children's Book Prize, 2021; Winner, Jean Little First-Novel Award, 2021; Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award, 2022; Nominated, Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award, 2023


Educator Guide

This guide, created by educator Martha Brack Martin, includes key themes, pre-reading preparation, chapter questions, post-reading discussion questions, extension activities, and an interview with the author.

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