One Crazy Summer Rita Williams-Garcia

One Crazy Summer

Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
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Book Title
One Crazy Summer
Author
Rita Williams-Garcia
ISBN
9780060760885
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. A strong option for summer reading--take this book along on a family road trip or enjoy it at home.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. Rita Williams-Garcia's books about Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern can also be read alongside nonfiction explorations of American history such as Jason Reynolds's and Ibram X. Kendi's books.In One Crazy Summer, 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 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.This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare, commented Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich in her Brightly article Knowing Our History to Build a Brighter Future: Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Rita Williams-GarciaPublisher: Amistad PressPublished: 01/26/2010ISBN: 9780060760885Pages: 218Weight: 0.75lbsSize: 8.30h x 5.70w x 0.90dAward: Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award - NomineeAward: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - RecommendedAward: Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award - NomineeAward: National Book Awards - FinalistReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/04/2010 pg. 47Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2010New York Times Book Review 01/17/2010 pg. 12New York Times Book Review 01/24/2010 pg. 18Booklist 02/01/2010 pg. 61Kirkus Review - Children 01/15/2010 pg. 91School Library Journal 03/01/2010 pg. 170Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2010 pg. 77Voice of Youth Advocates 06/01/2010 - Recommended - Better Than MostMulticultural Review 08/01/2010 pg. 73Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2010 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In StyleBooklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2011 pg. 13SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2010 pg. 34Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 135338 / One Crazy SummerReading Level: 4.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 7

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. A strong option for summer reading--take this book along on a family road trip or enjoy it at home.

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. Rita Williams-Garcia's books about Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern can also be read alongside nonfiction explorations of American history such as Jason Reynolds's and Ibram X. Kendi's books.

In One Crazy Summer, 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 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.

This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare, commented Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich in her Brightly article Knowing Our History to Build a Brighter Future: Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publisher: Amistad Press
Published: 01/26/2010
ISBN: 9780060760885
Pages: 218
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.70w x 0.90d
Award: Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: National Book Awards - Finalist

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/04/2010 pg. 47
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2010
New York Times Book Review 01/17/2010 pg. 12
New York Times Book Review 01/24/2010 pg. 18
Booklist 02/01/2010 pg. 61
Kirkus Review - Children 01/15/2010 pg. 91
School Library Journal 03/01/2010 pg. 170
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2010 pg. 77
Voice of Youth Advocates 06/01/2010 - Recommended - Better Than Most
Multicultural Review 08/01/2010 pg. 73
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2010 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2011 pg. 13
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2010 pg. 34

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 135338 / One Crazy Summer
Reading Level: 4.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 7

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. A strong option for summer reading--take this book along on a family road trip or enjoy it at home.

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. Rita Williams-Garcia's books about Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern can also be read alongside nonfiction explorations of American history such as Jason Reynolds's and Ibram X. Kendi's books.

In One Crazy Summer, 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 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.

This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare, commented Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich in her Brightly article Knowing Our History to Build a Brighter Future: Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publisher: Amistad Press
Published: 01/26/2010
ISBN: 9780060760885
Pages: 218
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.70w x 0.90d
Award: Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: National Book Awards - Finalist

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/04/2010 pg. 47
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2010
New York Times Book Review 01/17/2010 pg. 12
New York Times Book Review 01/24/2010 pg. 18
Booklist 02/01/2010 pg. 61
Kirkus Review - Children 01/15/2010 pg. 91
School Library Journal 03/01/2010 pg. 170
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2010 pg. 77
Voice of Youth Advocates 06/01/2010 - Recommended - Better Than Most
Multicultural Review 08/01/2010 pg. 73
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2010 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2011 pg. 13
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2010 pg. 34

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 135338 / One Crazy Summer
Reading Level: 4.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 7