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One Crazy Summer

By Rita Williams-Garcia
Narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson / 5 hours 9 minutes

Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern travel to Oakland to meet their mother, Cecile, who abandoned their family years earlier. But even when Cecile gets them to her house, she shows no interest and seems to view them as nothing but a nuisance. Cecile's cold, unloving attitude leaves the girls wishing for the mother-daughter connection they've never had. But Cecile acts remarkably different after she sees her daughters at the Black Panther rally, where they recite a poem Cecile herself had written. At that point, Cecile'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. "With memorable characters . and a powerful story, this is a book well worth reading and rereading."-School Library Journal, starred review

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Author
Narrator Sisi Aisha Johnson
ISBN 9781449838348
Length 5 hours 9 minutes
Language English
Publisher Recorded Books, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres African American Voices
Libro.fm rank #5,072 Overall
Genre rank #135 in African American Voices