DIVerse Families
 
One Crazy Summer

Title

One Crazy Summer

Publisher

Scholastic

Pages

218 pages

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

978054548283

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Separation; separated parents; two homes

Annotation

In the summer of 1968, after traveling 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 intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Family Formation

separated parents

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Awards

John Newbery Medal, 2011; Goodreads Choice Award, 2010; Friends of Children and Literature (FOCAL) Award, 2013; Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 2011; School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books, 2011; Parents' Choice Award, 2010; National Book Award, 2010; Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature, 2011; Great Lakes Great Books Award, 2011; Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2011; Audie Award, 2011

Keywords

Black Panther Party; Civil Rights movement; mothers; poets; sisters

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

One Crazy Summer

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