Young Readers Book Group

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Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 PM ET
Young Readers Book Group with Jackie discusses One Crazy Summer

Led (virtually!) by Greenlight co-owner Jessica, our Young Readers Book Group is geared toward kids ages 9 to 12, and reads great contemporary and classic chapter books. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend. For September, the group discusses beloved children’s author Rita Williams-Garcia's Newbery Honor Book, One Crazy Summer. This moving, funny novel tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. But when the sisters arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their mother, Cecile is nothing like they imagined. While the girls hope to go to Disneyland and meet Tinker Bell, their mother sends them to a day camp run by the Black Panthers. Unexpectedly, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern learn much about their family, their country, and themselves during one truly crazy summer.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 6:00pm

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ISBN: 9780060760908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Quill Tree Books - December 27th, 2011

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