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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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    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.

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    "Great family road trip book!"
    Would you listen to One Crazy Summer again? Why?

    Most definitely. My 11 year old grand daughter enjoyed the story


    What did you like best about this story?

    The inner workings of the Black Panthers really intrigued my grand daughter and she was able to relate history to this fictional story.


    Have you listened to any of Sisi Aisha Johnson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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    This story kept an 11 year old, a 23 year old and a 50 year old all glued to the car. There were parts so good we didn't want to get out for gas and bathroom breaks!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    "excellent read!"

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

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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.

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    Mudiwa Stone Mountain, GA, United States 04-24-11
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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.

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    Shamika Pratt 09-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story"

    I loved this story and use it in my classroom. The only thing I yearn to want to know is what happened when the girls got home.

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    The voice feature is great! I love the speeds! It's so much easier to listen to!

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    Scherie 08-15-17
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    Great book! Our family enjoyed reading it together. I love the story. It was engaging and the narrator did a wondeful job...surely did.

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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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