One Crazy Summer

Written by:
Rita Williams-Garcia
Narrated by:
Sisi Aisha Johnson

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2010
5 hours 11 minutes
Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern travel to Oakland to meet their mother, Cecile, who abandoned their family years earlier. But even when Cecile gets them to her house, she shows no interest and seems to view them as nothing but a nuisance. Cecile's cold, unloving attitude leaves the girls wishing for the mother-daughter connection they've never had. But Cecile acts remarkably different after she sees her daughters at the Black Panther rally, where they recite a poem Cecile herself had written. At that point, Cecile's attitude toward her daughters begins a remarkable change. Rita Williams-Garcia has been a finalist for the National Book Award, and her novel One Crazy Summer was recognized as a New York Times Editor's Choice. Narrator Sisi Aisha Johnson relates the story with the refreshing honesty of a tale told through young Delphine's innocent eyes. 'With memorable characters . and a powerful story, this is a book well worth reading and rereading.'-School Library Journal, starred review
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alex alfaro

amazing I love it. It has so much emotion #I LOVE THE BOOK

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Tobiah Roosevelt

Awesome Hans absurd shahada subsidence whisk suggestion

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Connie R.

A beautiful story, shares the truth about family and the palpable challenges of being 11 y/o, or the oldest and having to care for your younger siblings. An honest, truthful and relatable telling of growing up in challenging times. Freshly told and relevant to today's own civil rights movement brought on strongly since 2020. This also makes my list of must reads for middle schoolers. Praise for the talent of the narrator who made this story come to life beginning to end.

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Candace A.

Excellent story! Excellent narrator! I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

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Paula W.

Its good and interesting! Helpful for my life style. I could relate to the character. I use to go to the after school program.

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Marilyn R.

Bad....just bad

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great story

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Lerato S.

I loved the book, the girls were so cute... the narrator was so awesome, I loved her voices for the characters

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