One Crazy Summer

By Williams-Garcia, Rita

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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2010

Gr 4-7 It is 1968, and three black sisters from Brooklyn have been put on a California-bound plane by their father to spend a month with their mother, a poet who ran off years before and is living in Oakland. It's the summer after Black Panther founder Huey Newton was jailed and member Bobby Hutton was gunned down trying to surrender to the Oakland police, and there are men in berets shouting "Black Power" on the news. Delphine, 11, remembers her mother, but after years of separation she's ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on January 26, 2010

- Rita Williams-Garcia's characters seem to live and breathe. - The writing is sure and precise, from the inclusion of just the ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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