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One Crazy Summer

By Rita Williams-Garcia

Eleven-year-old Delphine has it together. Even though her mother, Cecile, abandoned her and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, seven years ago. Even though her father and Big Ma will send them from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to stay with Cecile for the summer. And even though Delphine will have to take care of her sisters, as usual, and learn the truth about the missing pieces of the past.

When the girls arrive in Oakland in the summer of 1968, Cecile wants nothing to do with them. She makes them eat Chinese takeout dinners, forbids them to enter her kitchen, and never explains the strange visitors with Afros and black berets who knock on her door. Rather than spend time with them, Cecile sends Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern to a summer camp sponsored by a revolutionary group, the Black Panthers, where the girls get a radical new education.

Set during one of the most tumultuous years in recent American history, one crazy summer is the heartbreaking, funny tale of three girls in search of the mother who abandoned them—an unforgettable story told by a distinguished author of books for children and teens, Rita Williams-Garcia.

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9780060760892


Format: Book
Author: Williams-Garcia, Rita
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.
Title: One crazy summer / by Rita Williams-Garcia.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Amistad, c2010.
Subject: Black Panther Party -- Juvenile fiction. -- Juvenile literature. Sisters -- Juvenile fiction. Mothers -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile literature. Poets -- Juvenile fiction. African Americans -- Juvenile fiction. Civil rights movements -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile literature. Oakland (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 9780060760892 (reinforced) 0060760893 (reinforced) 9780060760885 (trade bdg.) 0060760885 (trade bdg.) 0060760893 9780060760892
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 10
System Items Total: 22
Call Number: C Williams-Garcia
Oclc: 319320797
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Bib Id: 495957

Format: Book
Author: Williams-Garcia, Rita.
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.
Title: One crazy summer / by Rita Williams-Garcia.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Amistad, c2010.
Description: 218 p. ; 22 cm.
Target Audience Note: Grades 4-7.
Subjects: Black Panther Party -- Juvenile fiction. -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Mothers -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Poets -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Civil rights movements -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Oakland (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile literature.
Notes: A Junior Library Guild selection
LCCN: 2009009293
ISBN: 9780060760892 (reinforced)
ISBN: 0060760893 (reinforced)
ISBN: 9780060760885 (trade bdg.)
ISBN: 0060760885 (trade bdg.)
ISBN: 0060760893
ISBN: 9780060760892
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 10
Total Copies: 22
Call Number: C Williams-Garcia