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One Crazy Summer

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One Crazy Summer
by Rita Williams-Garcia

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.

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 historical fiction book rightfully won the prestigious Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature, as well as the National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.


Grade Level:
    4th grade     5th grade     6th grade     7th grade

Reading Level:   Guided Reading Level T     DRA Level 50

Book Type:   chapter book

Related Lists:    historical fiction     Newbery Award winners     African-American characters

 

Condition:  This book is used but it is in good condition.  Occasionally there's the previous owner's name or inscription on the inside front cover.  Overall though, we are very proud of the quality of our books!