One Crazy Summer (Paperback)

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ITEM# 13702810
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    ITEM#: 13702810

    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 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.

    Readers who enjoy Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham will find much to love inOne Crazy Summer. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues in P.S. Be Eleven.

    Supports the Common Core State Standards

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    ISBN 9780060760908
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
    Format Paperback
    Pages 218
    Publisher Date 2011-12-27 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Amistad Pr
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.36 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Williams-Garcia, Rita
    Country of Origin United States

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