One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer








  • Paperback:240 pages
  • Age Range:8 - 12 years
  • Publisher:Amistad; Reprint edition (5 Jan. 2012)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:0060760907
  • ISBN-13:978-0060760908
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.2 x 19.4 cm
  • £5.99


  • 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 Elevenand 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 Timeslist of "great kids' books with diverse characters," called it "witty and original."