By Rita Williams-Garcia
Amistad, 2010. ISBN-10: 0060760885
Suitable for Grades 4 through 7
Set in 1968, One Crazy Summer weaves together a complex and powerful narrative of three sisters who leave Brooklyn to spend the summer in California. Eleven-year-old Delphine and her two sisters learn about a mother they never knew, the "Black Power" movement and themselves in this coming-of-age story.