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One Crazy Summer (Hardcover) (Rita Williams-Garcia)

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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 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 inOne Crazy Summer. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues in P.S. Be Eleven.

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In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.
Number of Pages: 218
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction (Awards)
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Language: English
Street Date: January 26, 2010
TCIN: 11834181
UPC: 9780060760885
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-7145
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