One Crazy Summer

  • by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson
  • 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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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Customer Reviews

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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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- Kathryn Bradley

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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- Toni

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-23-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books