One Crazy Summer (Paperback)

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"One Crazy Summer" tells the story of three girls who go to Oakland, California, to meet their estranged mother and become involved in the civil rights movement in the late 1960s.


Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780060760908
SKU 222288444
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0060760907
Release Date 12/27/2011
"Rita Williams-Garcia has a fine ear for the squabbles and fierce loyalties of siblings and a keen eye for kid-centered period details....[She] serves up a nuanced tale of family love that's also a lively valentine to the revolutionary '60s and the people -- adults and children -- who helped define that era."
"With memorable characters (all three girls have engaging, strong voices) and a powerful story, this is a book well worth reading and rereading."
"The depiction of the time is well done, and while the girls are caught up in the difficulties of adults, their resilience is celebrated and energetically told with writing that snaps off the page."
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Annotation Deeply troubled family dynamics, sibling relationships, and political upheaval combine to create a stirring middle grade novel. In the midst of tumultuous political change, 11-year-old Delphine and her two little sisters are sent to visit their estranged mother, Cecile, in Oakland over the summer of 1968. Cecile wants nothing to do with them, preferring to work on her poetry in peace. Sending them out for every meal, she also keeps them out of her hair by putting them in a camp organized by the Black Panthers. While Delphine and her sisters puzzle over their mother's out-right rejection of them, they also receive a radical political education that will change them forever. Rita Williams-Garcia is also the author of NO LAUGHTER HERE.
Editors Note Set during one of the most tumultuous years in recent American history, One Crazy Summer is the heartbreaking, funny tale of three girls who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 in search of the mother who abandoned them. It's an unforgettable story told by a distinguished author of books for children and teens, Rita Williams-Garcia.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0240
Publisher Amistad Press

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