One Crazy Summer

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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 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.
Target age group 8-12
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  • Age Group
    9 to 12 yrs
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Grade Level
    3-5
  • Theme
    History
  • Category
    Juvenile Fiction
  • Sub-Theme 1
    Social, Personal & Family Topics
  • Sub-Theme 2
    Prejudice & Racism
  • Author
    Williams-Garcia, Rita
  • Awards
    Coretta Scott King Award - Honor, Newbery Honor, National Book Award Finalist
  • Lexile Level
    750
  • AR Level
    4.6
  • Pages
    218
  • Publication Date
    1/1/2012
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
  • Dimensions
    0.8 H x 7.75 L x 5.1 W
  • Case Qty
    72
  • Dewey
    48849
  • Weight
    0.45 lbs
  • ISBN-13
    9780060760908
  • ISBN-10
    0060760907
  • Item #
    48849
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 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. Target age group 8-12

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