One Crazy Summer
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In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. A strong option for summer reading--take this book along on a family road trip or enjoy it at home.
This moving, funny novel won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues in P.S. Be Eleven and Gone Crazy in Alabama.
Readers who enjoy Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham and Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming will find much to love in One Crazy Summer. Rita Williams-Garcia's books about Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern can also be read alongside nonfiction explorations of American history such as Jason Reynolds's and Ibram X. Kendi's books.
In One Crazy Summer, eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. But when the sisters arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their mother, Cecile is nothing like Read More chevron_right
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The recommended reading level for One Crazy Summer is 4th Grade through 12th Grade .
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The Lexile score for One Crazy Summer is 750.
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One Crazy Summer is 224 pages long.
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in 2010 One Crazy Summer won the National Book Awards in category .
in 2011 One Crazy Summer won the Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens in category .
in 2012 One Crazy Summer won the Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award in category .
in 2012 One Crazy Summer won the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award in category .
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