Saturday, March 26, 2011

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Grades: 5-6

Committee annotation:

As they board a plane to visit their mother in California, Delphine and her sisters imagine themselves visiting Disneyland, and meeting movie stars. Instead they learn about the Black Panthers, and a mother who’s a mystery to them.


Author website: none.


  1. Leah B. Steere Farm BurrillvilleNovember 1, 2011 at 7:01 AM

    I read the book One Crazy Summer and I thought it was a really good book. One of the parts that I liked in this book was when the older sister would always read part of a book to her younger sisters. Another part that I really enjoyed was when the sisters were all crammed into the phone both trying to get to the phone to talk to their mother. The best part of this book was when the three sisters were home alone spelling words with metal letters when they heard a knock on the door and they found out that it was their friend , but they thought he was the police at first. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure and action.

  2. The book “One Crazy Summer” by Rita Williams-Garcia was an enjoyment to read. My favorite character is Fern. She is a funny and cute little girl. A part in the book that I liked and thought was very cute of Fern to do was when she got up on the stage in the park and read a poem that she wrote. This book also included lots of action. Such as the part when the three sisters and their friend Hirohito rode a go-cart down a big hill. It was filled with action! I loved this RICBA nominee.

    Grade 6
    Orchard Farms

  3. this book is good its about 2 kids that go away 2 their aunts 4 the summer and they go on crazy adventures, and other amazing stuff i would recomend this great book 5/5 4 everything great choice 4 nominee

    Kyle H.
    Grade 5
    Broad Rock Middle School

  4. The best books I ever I read the book One Crazy Summer .It was really good it was one of read. I like this book because it’s about three girls that there mom abandoned them! Now they live with their dad and their stet mom who they call Big Mom. But in the summer their dad wants them to meet their reel mom that lives in saffronsago! But not with him! All alone! But their dad gives the oldest doter $400! So there off. When there on plain they go by a huge bridge the oldest sister wished she had a camera so much .But her little sisters won’t let her see. When they get there they figure out that there mom is relay mean. After three weeks they get to their moms house after lunch and the please where there! They where arresting there mom. Then they went home to big mom and dad. This book was one of the beast books I ever read.