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One Crazy Summer

(2010)
(The first book in the One Crazy Summer series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel (nominee)
Eleven-year-old Delphine has it together. Even though her mother, Cecile, abandoned her and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, seven years ago. Even though her father and Big Ma will send them from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to stay with Cecile for the summer. And even though Delphine will have to take care of her sisters, as usual, and learn the truth about the missing pieces of the past.

When the girls arrive in Oakland in the summer of 1968, Cecile wants nothing to do with them. She makes them eat Chinese takeout dinners, forbids them to enter her kitchen, and never explains the strange visitors with Afros and black berets who knock on her door. Rather than spend time with them, Cecile sends Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern to a summer camp sponsored by a revolutionary group, the Black Panthers, where the girls get a radical new education.

Set during one of the most tumultuous years in recent American history, one crazy summer is the heartbreaking, funny tale of three girls in search of the mother who abandoned them - an unforgettable story told by a distinguished author of books for children and teens, Rita Williams-Garcia.

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Hardback Editions

December 2011 : USA Library Binding

Title: One Crazy Summer
Author(s): Rita Williams-Garcia
ISBN: 1-61383-385-7 / 978-1-61383-385-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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December 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: One Crazy Summer (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Rita Williams-Garcia
ISBN: 0-606-23555-8 / 978-0-606-23555-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: One Crazy Summer
Author(s): Rita Williams-Garcia
ISBN: 0-06-076088-5 / 978-0-06-076088-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
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January 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: One Crazy Summer
Author(s): Rita Williams-Garcia
ISBN: 0-06-076089-3 / 978-0-06-076089-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: [One Crazy Summer] (By: Rita Williams-Garcia) [published: January, 2012]
Author(s): Rita Williams-Garcia
ISBN: 0-545-44784-4 / 978-0-545-44784-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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December 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: One Crazy Summer
Author(s): Rita Williams-Garcia
ISBN: 0-06-076090-7 / 978-0-06-076090-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
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2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: One Crazy Summer
Author(s): Rita Williams-Garcia
ISBN: 0-545-45828-5 / 978-0-545-45828-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Audio Editions

November 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: One Crazy Summer
Author(s): Rita Williams-Garcia
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: One Crazy Summer
Author(s): Rita Williams-Garcia
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: One Crazy Summer (Unabridged Audio CDs)
Author(s): Rita Williams-Garcia
ISBN: 1-4498-2196-0 / 978-1-4498-2196-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: One Crazy Summer (Ala Notable Children's Books. Middle Readers Book 1)
Author(s): Rita Williams-Garcia
Publisher: HarperCollins
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