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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
One Crazy Summer

Sonia Adams, January 1, 2013

Rita Williams-Garcia's novel, One Crazy Summer, offers a down-to-earth view of the Black Power Movement from the vantage point of African American female adolescents. The protagonist, Delphine, and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern visit their estranged mother, Cecile, who is a member of the Black Panther party. In contemporary American literature, there is a wide array of adult nonfiction and fiction that chronicle the social, poliitical, and cultural impact of the Black Panther organization on Black people nationally and abroad. What is remarkable about Rita Williams-Garcia's novel is that she relies on her personal experience growing up in 1960's as well as authentic histories of the Black Power Movement and make it applicable to young readers. One Crazy Summer draws the reader into to this important time period to present a coming-of-age story of strong, independent-minded African American sisters who learn more about themselves, their family, and the world around them.
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