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Eleven-year-old Delphine has it together. Even though her mother, Cecile, abandoned her and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, seven years ago. Even though her father and Big Ma will send them from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to stay with Cecile for the summer. And even though Delphine will have to take care of her sisters, as usual, and learn the truth about the missing pieces of the past.

When the girls arrive in Oakland in the summer of 1968, Cecile wants nothing to do with them. She makes them eat Chinese takeout dinners, forbids them to enter her kitchen, and never explains the strange visitors with Afros and black berets who knock on her door. Rather than spend time with them, Cecile sends Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern to a summer camp sponsored by a revolutionary group, the Black Panthers, where the girls get a radical new education.

Set during one of the most tumultuous years in recent American history, one crazy summer is the heartbreaking, funny tale of three girls in search of the mother who abandoned them—an unforgettable story told by a distinguished author of books for children and teens, Rita Williams-Garcia.

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In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn, New York, to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, 11-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 their intrusion and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp. 15,000 first printing.

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2010 Coretta Scott King Author Award

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061966675
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - General
Author:
Williams-Garcia, Rita
Author:
Williams-Garcia, Rita
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Children s-Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100126
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
218

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"Synopsis" by , In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn, New York, to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, 11-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 their intrusion and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp. 15,000 first printing.
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