One Crazy Summer
Family Relationships; Separation; separated parents; two homes
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.
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
Black Panther Party; Civil Rights movement; mothers; poets; sisters
Williams-Garcia, Rita, "One Crazy Summer" (2012). DIVerse Families. 740.