One Crazy Summer-logo

One Crazy Summer

Rita Williams-Garcia

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

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
More Information

Description:

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

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sisi Aisha Johnson

Length:

5h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:17


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:12