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One Crazy Summer Audiobook

One Crazy Summer

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Publisher's Summary

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. But even when Cecil gets them to her house, she shows no interest and seems to view them as nothing but a nuisance.

Cecil’s cold, unloving attitude leaves the girls wishing for the mother-daughter connection they’ve never had. But Cecil acts remarkably different after she sees her daughters at the Black Panther rally, where they recite a poem Cecil herself had written. At that point, Cecil’s attitude toward her daughters begins a remarkable change.

©2010 Rita Williams-Garcia (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“With memorable characters … and a powerful story, this is a book well worth reading and rereading." (School Library Journal)

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    "Perfect."

    This is the best story/characters/YA that I have ever heard on Audible. Hands down. No question. If you have any interest in MG fiction or recent history or crazy awesomeness, you should hear this story Right. Now.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    "GREAT way to teach children about the 1960's "

    This book made my children interested in learning more about the Black Panters. it was an introduction into learning more about African American history.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mudiwa Stone Mountain, GA, United States 04-24-11
    Mudiwa Stone Mountain, GA, United States 04-24-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Delightful !!!"

    Excellent – I enjoyed this book, good historical fiction – It brought back memories of 70’s – weaving facts about the Black Panther Party and human drama –through the eyes of a 11 year-old girl.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Nadia K 06-13-17
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    I loved this book! I would definitely recommend to everyone who reads this. It's gives great description and at the end, I was sad I finished it. I wish this story could keep going, it's an amazing book.

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    Vanessa 06-12-17
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    "WONDERFUL"

    It was​ great and I hope it becomes a must-read for schools. I love how it wove history and fiction. Now, inn my top three for historical fiction!

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    "Love puppies"

    Awesome book it's gold.1😮🌅 make more books to make more money. Buy paper and write.

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    "excellent read!"

    good book that gives a different perspective of the civil rights movement from a kid

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    "We need more books like this."


    Three Sisters go take a plane from New York to California to visit their mother who left them with their father and grandmother. They get to know their mother, history and the resilience of love.

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    D. Salinas 11-09-16
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    "Good read"

    This was a great historical fiction story. I def will recommend it. It ended in a way I wouldn't have expected and at the same time I was left with wanting more. I would love to hear this story thru Cecil's view instead of Delphine's view just to hear the other end.

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    jca 09-06-16
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    "An awesome book"

    It was an amazing story. It was a great read I will listen to it again
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