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One Crazy Summer

Title

One Crazy Summer

Publisher

Scholastic

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

978054548283

Pages

218 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Separation; separated parents; two homes

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

separated parents

LGBTQ+

none

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

Diversity Impact

direct

One Crazy Summer

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