One Crazy Summer
Civil rights movements
A Junior Library Guild selection
From Library Staff
In the summer of 1968, after travelling 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 intr... Read More »
During the summer of 1968, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters travel to Oakland to visit their mother, only to find that their mother does not want to spend time with them but instead, wants the girls to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp. Ages 8-12
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It's been one crazy summer with the mother they hardly even know. Three kids venture to California and met their mom who just happens to be involved in the often violent Black Panthers Movement of the 1960s. How's that for a summer vacation to remember.
Eleven year old Delphine, and her two younger sisters Vonetta, and Fern were sent from Brooklyn to California to see someone who left them seven years ago; their mother. When the girls arrive in Oakland, California, they realize the women the mother they were so anxious to see wants nothing to do with them for the summer, and sends them off to a day camp sponsored by the Black Panthers. The girls want nothing more than to be loved by someone who walked out on them. Though this book takes place in one of the most horrible times in history this story will gives you some laughs, and cries.
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A short introduction to the main characters that builds curiosity about the time period and the story.
Rita Williams-Garcia: 2011 National Book Festival