One crazy summer
|Format:||Print Book 2012.|
|Availability:||Available at 6 Libraries 12 of 19 copies|
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. "This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare."*
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. But when the sisters arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their mother, 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. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues in P.S. Be Eleven and Gone Crazy in Alabama.
Readers who enjoy Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham and Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming will find much to love in One Crazy Summer.
This novel was the first featured title for Marley D's Reading Party, launched after the success of #1000BlackGirlBooks. Maria Russo, in a New York Times list of "great kids' books with diverse characters," called it "witty and original."
*Brightly, in Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich's article "Knowing Our History to Build a Brighter Future: Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality"
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Black Panther Party
-- Juvenile fiction.
Black Panther Party -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Mothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Poets -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Civil rights movements -- Juvenile fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Mothers -- Fiction.
Poets -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Civil rights movements -- Fiction.
Oakland (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Oakland (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Amistad,2012.
|Edition||1st pbk. ed.|
Includes "Extras": an excerpt from the author's acceptance speech for the Coretta Scott King award, a deleted chapter from the novel, and extras and activities.
Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2011
Newbery Honor Book, 2011
National Book Award finalist, 2010
A Junior Library Guild selection
218, 13 pages ; 20 cm