Rita Williams-Garcia
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Rita Williams-Garcia

Rita Williams-Garcia (born 1957) is an American writer of young-adult novels. She won the 2011 Newbery Honor Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction for her book, One Crazy Summer. She won the PEN/Norma Klein Award. Her book, P.S. Be Eleven, won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2014. In 2016 her book, Gone Crazy in Alabama won the Coretta Scott King Award.
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    • One Crazy Summer

    • By: Rita Williams-Garcia
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 745
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 657
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 659

    Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern travel to Oakland to meet their mother, Cecil, who abandoned their family years earlier....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great family road trip book!

    • By Iris J. Scott Love on 03-16-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • P.S. Be Eleven

    • By: Rita Williams-Garcia
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Things are changing in the Gaither household. After soaking up a "power to the people" mind-set over the summer, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern return to Brooklyn with a newfound streak of independence....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!!!

    • By MzL8dy on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

    • By: Rita Williams-Garcia
    • Narrated by: Adam Lazarre-White
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Clayton feels most alive when he's with his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd, and the band of Bluesmen - he can't wait to join them, just as soon as he has a blues song of his own....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We are all Clayton Byrd

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Gone Crazy in Alabama

    • By: Rita Williams-Garcia
    • Narrated by: Sisi A. Johnson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to visit their grandmother, Big Ma, and her mother, Ma Charles....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pleeeeease Don't Let This Be The Last!!!!

    • By Gillian on 02-03-17

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Jumped

    • By: Rita Williams-Garcia
    • Narrated by: Shari Peele, Cherise Booth, Bianca Vasquez, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Jumped is told in alternating points of view between three girls as they struggle to make tough choices when they become involved in a fight at their urban high school....

    Regular price: $13.99

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