Thursday, April 8, 2010

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Abstract: 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.

Publisher: Amistad, 218 p.


Mary said...

This book is incredible in its portrayal of the Black Panthers and of the summer of 1968 as seen through the eyes of preteen Delphine and her two younger sisters. It is a fascinating, well-told, and important story.

Becky said...

This is a book that stays with you -- the characters are portrayed so realistically and are so memorable. I only had trouble believing that Delphine would take her sisters on a sightseeing tour -- but then again, it was one CRAZY summer.