Sunday, October 16, 2016

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

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This is my second book to read by this author.  Love her authenticity!  This would be a great read aloud for discussion of the late 60's and the beginnings of the Black Panthers.  It might help our youth understand why things are going on today.  
I have started a monthly book club with my library helpers at school, so this was/is our first book.  We will read one a month and every one who passes the AR test on it, will be invited to a Book Club Lunch where I will get them Sonic and we will discuss the book.  I'm looking forward to this! :)

Summary:
In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

In a humorous and breakout book by Williams-Garcia, the Penderwicks meet the Black Panthers.

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