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One Crazy Summer - Rita Williams-Garcia
One Crazy Summer
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In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them.Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had... show more
In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them.Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. When they arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with her, Cecile is nothing like they imagined. While the girls hope to go to Disneyland and meet Tinker Bell, their mother sends them to a day camp run by the Black Panthers. Unexpectedly, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern learn much about their family, their country, and themselves during one truly crazy summer.This moving, funny novel won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist.Readers who enjoy Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham will find much to love in One Crazy Summer. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues in P.S. Be Eleven.Supports the Common Core State Standards
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780060760885 (0060760885)
Publisher: Amistad
Pages no: 218
Edition language: English
Series: Gaither Sisters (#1)
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
3.0 One Crazy Summer - review
Delphine is eleven, going on twelve and yet she is responsible for her two younger sisters. Their mother left when Fern, the youngest, was still a baby and they are being raised by their father and grandmother (Big Ma). One summer they fly to California to spend time with their mother. She is not wh...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
3.5 One Crazy Summer
Recently featured on the Nerdy Book Club as part of a round-up of brave, adventuresome heroines that elementary aged readers might want to meet before diving into YA dystopias such as the Hunger Games (link) One Crazy Summer follows sisters Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern as they travel from their home ...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
3.0 One Crazy Summer
I was waiting for this book to deliver but it never did for me. With all the awards on the front and the whole list of awards and honors on the back of the book, I was waiting fireworks and a fantastic read but I was left disappointed. Who really hands out these awards?Yes, it was a crazy summer for...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it
3.0
Not genre, but so good.
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
4.0
Opening: "Good thing the plane had seat belts and we'd been strapped in tight before takeoff."It's the summer of 1968. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern have been sent to Oakland to meet their mother, who left the family just after Fern was born. It's a tense time for the world, a tense time for African-A...
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