One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia | ScholasticNOTE: Due to the structure of this novel, the summary and analysis sections have been divided by page sections. Big Ma is not crazy about the idea, because she never got along with Cecile, and because she knows Cecile is a greedy, selfish person. The girls are more interested in being able to visit California and seeing the sights, rather than getting to meet their mother. None of the girls have anything positive to say about their mother, because their mother abandoned them. Delphine harbors the most resentment, for she is old enough to have some memories of the time when their mother was still around, which makes her abandonment all the worse.
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One Crazy Summer- A Complete Novel Study
It's important to make sure that your child has an understanding of key words in the book. Talking about words while reading is a great way for your child to learn new words. What other words did the author use to help you gain a deeper understanding of this word? How is this word different from its synonyms? Delphine possesses such a clear and mature voice as a narrator.
When Delphine and her two younger sisters, Fern and Vonetta, head out to Oakland to meet up with their runaway mom after four years, they're not sure what to expect. Will Cecile greet them with a big hug? Yeah, nope. In fact, she doesn't seem keen on getting lovey-dovey at all, instead sending the girls to Black Panther summer camp everyday. Fun fact: This book is set in the s. This isn't your average foursquare-playing, lanyard-making, starting a vicious prank war against the cabin next door only to discover your long-lost twin lives there summer camp, either. But it's not what the girls expect from the fighters for Black Power either.
Reading the novel One Crazy Summer, set in Oakland, CA at the height of the Black Panther movement, students explore the meaning of community, identity, and what it means to be part of a revolution. In this unit, students explore the meaning of family, community, and identity by reading the core text One Crazy Summer. Through the eyes of eleven-year-old Delphine, readers experience life in Oakland, California, in , the height of the Black Panther movement. Delphine and her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, spend a summer in Oakland visiting their estranged mother who sends them to spend their days at a camp run by the Black Panthers. Over the course of the summer, the girls learn about what it means to be part of a revolution, what the Black Panther Party was fighting for, and why the Black Panther Party was important during this time period. Through it all, they build confidence in themselves and their relationships with others as they learn to challenge and respond to social issues in the community. It is our hope that this unit, in conjunction with others in the series, will help students understand the way experiences shape our identities and beliefs, and how children can help bring about change in the community.
One Crazy Summer Summary & Study Guide Description
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