One crazy summer: One Crazy Summer Series, Book 1

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Gaither sisters volume 1.
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Description

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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ISBN:
9780060760885
9781456115111
9781449822026
9780060760908
9780060760892
9780061966675
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.6, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
750L
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Grouped Work ID bf8542a4-469f-07b3-51fd-8e23e4fe5571
Grouping Title one crazy summer
Grouping Author williams garcia rita
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-18 23:43:40PM
Last Indexed 2018-09-18 13:17:56PM

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auth_author2 Johnson, Sisi Aisha.
author Williams-Garcia, Rita.
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display_description 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.
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Black Panther Party -- Fiction, Black Panther Party -- Juvenile fiction, Children's audiobooks, Civil rights movements -- Fiction, Civil rights movements -- Juvenile fiction, Civil rights movements. -- Fiction, Coretta Scott King Award -- 2011, Downloadable audio books, Mothers -- Fiction, Mothers -- Juvenile fiction, Mothers. -- Fiction, Newbery Honor book -- 2011, Oakland (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Oakland (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Poets -- Fiction, Poets -- Juvenile fiction, Poets. -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction, Sisters -- Juvenile fiction
title_display One crazy summer
title_full One Crazy Summer One Crazy Summer Series, Book 1, One crazy summer / by Rita Williams-Garcia, One crazy summer [electronic resource] / Rita Williams-Garcia, One crazy summer [playaway] / Rita Williams-Garcia
title_short One crazy summer
title_sub One Crazy Summer Series, Book 1
topic_facet African Americans, Civil rights movements, Coretta Scott King Award, Historical Fiction, History, Juvenile Fiction, Mothers, Newbery Honor book, Poets, Sisters