One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer Series, Book 1

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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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. 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.
Publisher: Prince Frederick : Recorded Books, LLC, 2010
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781456115111
Characteristics: 1 online resource (5 audio files) :,digital
audio file, rda
Additional Contributors: Johnson, Sisi Aisha
NC Kids

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vm510 Feb 27, 2018

Wonderfully narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson. I loved the three sisters: they are so different and special in their own way. This is a middle grade novel that anyone would enjoy. The historical aspects of the story are complex and well-sketched; the writing is believable and thoughtful.

Jan 11, 2012

Wonderful historical fiction. I feel I learned about a time period while enjoying the story.

Feb 20, 2011

This audio CD was an ALA notable recording for 2010, and it's easy to see why. Narrator Sisi Aisha Johnson creates fantastic voices for the three Gaither sisters, Delphine, Vonetta and Fern. Her narration makes a great story even better, and that much more fun to listen to. Highly recommended.


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