One crazy summer /

In the summer of 1968, after traveling 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 intrusio...

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Author / Creator: Williams-Garcia, Rita.
Author / Contributor:Williams-Garcia, Rita.
Format: Book
Language:English
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint: New York : Amistad, [2010]
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Summary:In the summer of 1968, after traveling 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.


Eleven-year-old Delphine has it together. Even though her mother, Cecile, abandoned her and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, seven years ago. And even though Delphine must look after her sisters during a summer trip to California to visit Cecile. To get them out of her hair, their mother decides that the girls will attend a day camp run by the Black Panthers. There, the sisters are transformed from naive "colored girls" into strong, proud black girls who become an important part of the community.



Acclaimed author Rita Williams-Garcia writes with insight and humor about family, politics, and identity in this brilliant middle-grade novel.

Item Description:Sequel: P.S. Be eleven.
Physical Description:218 pages ; 22 cm.
Audience:Ages 9-12.
Awards:A Junior Library Guild selection.
Coretta Scott King Award, Author, 2011.
Newbery Honor Book, 2011.
National Book Award finalist, 2010.
ISBN:9780060760885
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9780060760892
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Author Notes:Rita Williams-Garcia graduated from Hofstra University. She has written several books including Blue Tights, Every Time a Rainbow Dies, Fast Talk on a Slow Track, One Crazy Summer, and No Laughter Here. Like Sisters on the Homefront was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She won the PEN/Norma Klein Award. She currently teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children and Young Adults Program. She won the Coretta Scott King awards in 2016 with her title Gone Crazy in Alabama in the author category.

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