One Crazy Summer

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 844 ratings

One Crazy Summer 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
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  • Book 1

    • One Crazy Summer

    • By: Rita Williams-Garcia
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575

    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.

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

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

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • 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 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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. Pa has a girlfriend. Uncle Darnell is home from Vietnam, but he's not the same. And a new singing group called the Jackson Five has the girls seeing stars. But the one thing that doesn't change? Big Ma still expects Delphine to keep everything together.

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

    • By MzL8dy on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 3

    • 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 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to visit their grandmother, Big Ma, and her mother, Ma Charles. Across the way lives Ma Charles' half sister, Miss Trotter. The two half sisters haven't spoken in years. As Delphine hears about her family history, she uncovers the surprising truth that's been keeping the sisters apart. But when tragedy strikes, Delphine discovers that the bonds of family run deeper than she ever knew possible.

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

    • By Gillian on 02-03-17

    Regular price: $22.81