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One Crazy Summer

By: Williams-Garcia, Rita

0061966673 / 9780061966675
Ebook
05/01/2012
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123 pages

In this Newbery Honor novel,New York Timesbestselling 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'sThe Watsons Go to Birminghamwill find much to love inOne Crazy Summer. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues inP.S. Be Eleven.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

BIC:

YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage), YFN Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), YXF Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's / Teenage)

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