One Crazy Summer
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.
Family Relationships; Separation; separated parents; two homes
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.