One Crazy Summer

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them.

Author: Rita Williams-Garcia

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061966673

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. "This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare."* Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. But when the sisters arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their mother, Cecile is nothing like they imagined. While the girls hope to go to Disneyland and meet Tinker Bell, their mother sends them to a day camp run by the Black Panthers. Unexpectedly, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern learn much about their family, their country, and themselves during one truly crazy summer. This moving, funny novel won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues in P.S. Be Eleven and Gone Crazy in Alabama. Readers who enjoy Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham and Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming will find much to love in One Crazy Summer. This novel was the first featured title for Marley D’s Reading Party, launched after the success of #1000BlackGirlBooks. Maria Russo, in a New York Times list of "great kids' books with diverse characters," called it "witty and original." *Brightly, in Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich's article "Knowing Our History to Build a Brighter Future: Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality"

Gaither Sisters Trilogy Collection

This collection includes One Crazy Summer, a Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Scott O’Dell Award; P.S. Be Eleven; and Gone Crazy in Alabama, all of which will make the perfect addition to a young ...

Author: Rita Williams-Garcia

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062891111

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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All three books in the Coretta Scott King Award-winning series by New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia are now available in one ebook collection! Each humorous, unforgettable story follows the Gaither sisters as they grow up during one of the most tumultuous eras in recent American history, the 1960s. Read the adventures of eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, as they visit their kin all over the rapidly changing nation—and as they discover that the bonds of family, and their own strength, run deeper than they ever knew possible. This collection includes One Crazy Summer, a Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Scott O’Dell Award; P.S. Be Eleven; and Gone Crazy in Alabama, all of which will make the perfect addition to a young reader’s growing library. “A beloved middle grade series.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Funny, wise, poignant, and thought-provoking.” —Horn Book (starred review) “The Gaither sisters are an irresistible trio. Williams-Garcia excels at conveying defining moments of American society from their point of view.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up

93. One. Crazy. Summer. Written by Rita Williams-Garcia It's 1968, and three
sisters are on their way from Brooklyn, New York, to Oakland, California, to spend
the summer with their mom. Cecile, a poet, left the girls with their father seven
years ...

Author: Bianca Schulze


ISBN: 1633221695

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up is a fun handbook for book lovers and their families to read, check off, and give their own book reviews. 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up provides a comprehensive list of kid-friendly books for children to read before they grow up. This must-read review list acts as an interactive journal where kids can document the books they read, why they like them, and how they rate them. Divided into sections by subject, from fairy tales and fantasy to sports and nonfiction, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up celebrates the importance of reading and encourages family participation to develop lifelong readers. The perfect reference guide for book lovers of all ages, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up helps both kids and parents decide which books to read next!

New York Magazine

U. 253-1110. #1— Mona Lisa; One Crazy Summer. #2 — About Last Night .... #3
— Extremities. #4— Aliens. 217. GREENPOINT— CHOPIN— Manhattan Ave. at
Greenpoint Ave. 389-1100. Thru Aug. 28: Aliens. Beg. Aug. 29: Running Scared.





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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Table Lands

Williams-Garcia did not start with a trilogy in mind, but the writing of each book
led her to fill in the background she could see peeking out from behind the main
action of each story: It wasn't until I was midway through One Crazy Summer and

Author: Kara K. Keeling

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496828380

Category: Literary Criticism

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Food is a signifier of power for both adults and children, a sign of both inclusion and exclusion and of conformity and resistance. Many academic disciplines—from sociology to literary studies—have studied food and its function as a complex social discourse, and the wide variety of approaches to the topic provides multidisciplinary frames for understanding the construction and uses of food in all types of media, including children’s literature. Table Lands: Food in Children’s Literature is a survey of food’s function in children’s texts, showing how the sociocultural contexts of food reveal children’s agency. Authors Kara K. Keeling and Scott T. Pollard examine texts that vary from historical to contemporary, noncanonical to classics, and Anglo-American to multicultural traditions, including a variety of genres, formats, and audiences: realism, fantasy, cookbooks, picture books, chapter books, YA novels, and film. Table Lands offers a unified approach to studying food in a wide variety of texts for children. Spanning nearly 150 years of children’s literature, Keeling and Pollard’s analysis covers a selection of texts that show the omnipresence of food in children’s literature and culture and how they vary in representations of race, region, and class, due to the impact of these issues on food. Furthermore, they include not only classic children’s books, such as Winnie-the-Pooh, but recent award-winning multicultural novels as well as cookbooks and even one film, Pixar’s Ratatouille.

Dorie and Me

The summer of '61 was one crazy summer. Dorie said it was the best she had
had in years. She enjoyed having the Gold Cuppers around. Benny clowned his
way through that summer as he had clowned his way through all his seasons.

Author: Liz Hamlin

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412018625

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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When young Chris Dutton and his mother Dorie strolled into a pawnshop in Idaho Falls to kill a few lonely hours, they had no way to know that the used trumpet Chris bought and the second-hand L.C. Smith typewriter Dorie proudly carried away would eventually change their lives forever. Chris' father, Ross Dutton, was determined to reach the top rung of Ace Corporation's ladder by constantly agreeing to relocate whenever and wherever the big wheels at home office dictated. By the time his father was transferred from the Far West to the Deep South, Chris and Dorie had learned the bitter lesson that the only way to avoid the pain of saying good-bye to places and people was not to say hello. While Ross basked in success by complacently accepting the Southern way of life, Chris and Dorie turned to the trumpet and the typewriter to help them bridge the gap of loneliness they fell into each time Ross took another step up the corporate ladder by complacently accepting the cultural and political chaos which was taking place in the South in the early 1960's. Dorie privately retained her personal beliefs while advising Chris to, "When in Rome, eat Spaghetti." The emotional wall which Dorie and Chris constructed around themselves began to crumble when Chris and his trumpet were drafted by the school principal to form a six-boy band and Dorie again got out her L.C. Smith typewriter and resumed working on a manuscript she had begun writing in Idaho. "It's just a simple little love story," she called it. When the "simple little love story" was published, its words spread across Dixie like kudzu vines. Violence erupted. Blood was shed. Lives were forever changed.

The Enemy of My Enemy

ONE. CRAZY. SUMMER. It had been two whole weeks since Faizon and Myron
started working for Money Mike selling dope on the corner and they already had
new warm clothes and a place to stay. But it was a wild week with more to come.

Author: Arthur Cromarty

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449010881

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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The streets of Anchorage, Alaska are just as grimy as any other major city in the United States. Where young men are made or broken. In this suspense-thriller about Faizon and Myron, two young men who get dumped in Alaska by circumstance. They are forced to become friends and move their way up the ladder of street success finally peaking out as hired goons for a big time dopeman Money Mike. On this thrill-ride no one is spared. Snitches, pimps, crooked cops, and dirty politicians are all victims to there street level justice. It will all come to an end when a series of twisted events sends a childhood friendship into a pit of burning fire. Faizon will try to put things back together the only way he knows how but when the smoke clears he will see who really is the enemy of his enemy.

Fat Drunk and Stupid

'Animal House started this trend toward raunchy comedy and hopefully,' he wrote,
'One Crazy Summer will end it.' Obviously, it didn't end it but I felt really proud to
have been there at the beginning and, according to the critic, the end. “I'm still ...

Author: Matty Simmons

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429942355

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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In 1976 the creators of National Lampoon, America's most popular humor magazine, decided to make a movie. It would be set on a college campus in the 1960s, loosely based on the experiences of Lampoon writers Chris Miller and Harold Ramis and Lampoon editor Doug Kenney. They named it Animal House, in honor of Miller's fraternity at Dartmouth, where the members had been nicknamed after animals. Miller, Ramis, and Kenney wrote a film treatment that was rejected and ridiculed by Hollywood studios—until at last Universal Pictures agreed to produce the film, with a budget of $3 million. A cast was assembled, made up almost completely of unknowns. Stephen Furst, who played Flounder, had been delivering pizzas. Kevin Bacon was a waiter in Manhattan when he was hired to play Chip. Chevy Chase was considered for the role of Otter, but it wound up going to the lesser-known Tim Matheson. John Belushi, for his unforgettable role as Bluto, made $40,000 (the movie's highest-paid actor). For four weeks in the fall of 1977, the actors and crew invaded the college town of Eugene, Oregon, forming their own sort of fraternity in the process. The hilarious, unforgettable movie they made wound up earning more than $600 million and became one of America's most beloved comedy classics. It launched countless careers and paved the way for today's comedies from directors such as Judd Apatow and Todd Phillips. Bestselling author Matty Simmons was the founder of National Lampoon and the producer of Animal House. In Fat, Drunk, and Stupid, he draws from exclusive interviews with actors including Karen Allen, Kevin Bacon, Peter Riegert, and Mark Metcalf, director John Landis, fellow producer Ivan Reitman, and other key players—as well as behind-the-scenes photos—to tell the movie's outrageous story, from its birth in the New York offices of the National Lampoon to writing a script, assembling the perfect cast, the wild weeks of filming, and, ultimately, to the film's release and megasuccess. This is a hilarious romp through one of the biggest grossing, most memorable, most frequently quoted, and most celebrated comedies of all time.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Comprehension Assessment

From the opening chapter, when Byron gets his lips stuck to the mirror on the car
one frozen evening, to the time Byron gets his hair processed, the “Weird
Watsons” endure one hilarious event after another . However ... One Crazy
Summer .

Author: Suzanne Barchers

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480791474


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These assessment questions for The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text.

The Doctor the Runaway Heiress

For one crazy summer he'd forgotten, and the knife had twisted so hard he'd
thought he'd go crazy. Relationships were for other people. They caused pain.
They'd caused...a daughter. His eighteen-year-old daughter was about to walk ...

Author: Marion Lennox

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 145921272X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Swapping her designer dresses for a nurse's uniform! Renowned doctor Riley Chase may have rescued heiress Pippa Fotheringham from the sea, but he's definitely no knight in shining armor! A lone wolf, he's trained his heart to let no one in. On the run from a life under the spotlight, and a nearly catastrophic trip down the aisle, nurse Pippa jetted off on her honeymoon—alone. But her (working) holiday turns out to be far more exciting than candlelit dinners for one, especially when very real, very unexpected sparks start to fly between her and the man who vowed he'd never love again.…

A Lifetime of Fiction

One Crazy Summer. Written by Rita WilliamsGarcia. (Amistad, 2011.) Set in 1968,
this is a story of three girls—Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern—in search of their
mother, a poet, who left them behind. The Brooklyn girls travel to Oakland to visit

Author: William Patrick Martin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442229411

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102 is the most authoritative set of fiction book recommendations in the United States because it is a composite of the most noteworthy book award lists, best book publications, and recommended reading lists from leading libraries, schools, and parenting organizations from across the country. Who are these formidable experts? A Lifetime of Fiction amalgamates over 100 reading lists, including Time Magazine’s Top 100 Novels, Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels, Horn Book Children’s Classics, The New York Times Parent’s Guide to the Best Books for Children, Harvard Bookstore Favorite Books, College Board’s Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers, National Education Association’s Top Books for Children and 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. The definitive lists incorporate the Newbery Medals, Caldecott Medals, Coretta Scott King Awards, Pura Belpré Awards, Bram Stoker Awards, the Man Booker Awards, PEN/Faulkner Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, New York Times Notable Books, and Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, and many more. A Lifetime of Fiction integrates the most widely recognized and respected literary award winners and runners up since the inception of the awards. The book is organized into five age group lists of 100 books – preschoolers (ages 2-5), early readers (ages 4-8), middle readers (ages 9-12), young adults (ages 13-17), and adults (ages 18+) – the books are in effect the selections made by the most formidable panel literary experts ever assembled. Each entry includes an annotation. To the perennial question, “What books are worth reading?” A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102 answers with best-of-the best booklists distilled from the most preeminent and trustworthy literary authorities.

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The Art of Business

Kathleen Thompson for being a persistent friend even when I didn't know I
needed one. Misa Lobato for living next to me, working out with me, and rescuing
my plants one crazy summer. Beth Topf for calling, caring, and always being

Author: Emery H. Mikel

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007726

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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Working as an independent contractor or in private practice is often the ideal scenario for creative therapists who want to control their own career and make decisions about the jobs and clients they take on. This practical guide to successful self-employment takes you through every step of the process, from coming up with the idea and marketing yourself, finding jobs, and interviewing, to maintaining jobs and what happens when you or your client want to end the job. Each chapter is packed with practical information and illustrative stories from the author's extensive experience of setting up her own art therapy business, considering all the likely obstacles you may face, and covering topics such as ethics and interns. This accessible companion contains all the information a creative therapist who wants to find work as an independent contractor will need to get started. It will be suitable for any level of experience and all creative therapists, including art, music, drama and dance therapists.

The Grammar Bible

One of their lines was 'We're lending money to people like yourself.' Is that the
right way to use yourself? ” asked a caller. A. This caller's ... This is going to be a
great year. That was one crazy summer. These are the only good shoes I own.

Author: Michael Strumpf

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466800666

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

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A comprehensive, practical reference guide to the idiosyncrasies of the English language No one knows grammar like Michael Strumpf. For over a quarter of a century, as creator and proprietor of the National Grammar Hot Line, he helped thousands of callers from every corner of the globe tackle the thorniest issues of English grammar. Now, in The Grammar Bible, he has created an eminently useful guide to better speaking and writing. Unlike other grammar manuals, The Grammar Bible is driven by the actual questions Professor Strumpf encountered during his years of teaching and fielding phone calls from anxious writers, conscientious students, and perplexed editors, including such perennial quandaries as o Where do I put this comma? o What case should this pronoun be in? o How do I form the possessive of Dickens? Professor Strumpf explains these and other language issues with wit and wisdom, showing how to speak more clearly and write more impressively by avoiding common errors and following the principles of good grammar. Whether you need a comprehensive review of the subjunctive mood or simply want to know which form of a verb to use, The Grammar Bible is a practical guide that will enlighten, educate, and entertain.

Transition Girl Paperback

It's the marker I associate with one crazy summer in my teenage years. Let me
describe my first moment... The rhythm of an overhead fan set at a pace too slow
to make a dent on the oppressive heat filling the room; the air too thick to breathe.

Author: Cristina Archer


ISBN: 1445240629


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There is an ageless philosophical question. What defines our actions and the core essence of who we are as a person? Can we pinpoint snapshot moments in time that drive our behaviour? Transition Girl takes us into the world of Lucia, who is seeking to discover if she has any inner core, and by extension, if any person does. Lucia's journey offers a rare insight to observe a person, who leads a life of apparent hedonism pick herself apart as she tries to solve her life's master puzzle.

Laurie Halse Anderson

Short stories by Richard Peck (A Year Down Yonder), M. E. Kerr (Dinky Hocker
Shoots Smack!), and Rita WilliamsGarcia (One Crazy Summer) also appear in
the collection. Another of Anderson's short stories, “Snake,” can be found in Love

Author: Kristi Lew

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477717706

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Highlights the life and literary accomplishments of the award-winning author of such young adult works as "Speak," "Catalyst," and "Chains." --Publisher's description.


979—summer turns to fall. While the end of the school year for many tend tobring
wonderful vacations and camping trips, mine is filled with hot, sweltering, summer
daysand long hoursof backbreaking, dusty farm work. I learnto earnmy keep, ...

Author: Myron Lee

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499048602

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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The desire to write this book was at first born out of frustration of yet another failed relationship. In the midst of this frustration, I attempted to explain what I felt love really was, to someone who I thought at that moment to not have a clue. From this relationship, I began to explore my mind and remember how love first found me. From there, this book was born. In no way am I professing to be an authority on love or relationships. I have no degrees or licenses which can validate it. I am only sharing my most intimate experiences—allowing you to be there and hopefully feel what I felt and see through my eyes, my life as it existed in those moments. To say that I'm a hopeless romantic is a very accurate description of a huge part of me. I believe in the truth of love, because love is responsible for our very existence. If not for our father in heaven, non of us would exit. My hope is that, you will be inspired by my story and that you will avoid many of the situations I encountered by cherishing yourself and the essence of love. If you do this, then I will have accomplished my goal. May love live on in you.