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One Crazy SummerI do not ordinarily read middle grade books unless I am sharing Around the Pond them with my grandson but I was drawno A Girl From Flint this beautiful book initially because of its subject matter children in Oakland duringhe early days of Cast Member Confidential the Black Panther Party Buthis book is so much han its historical setting I fell head over heels in love with he narrator of Trail of the Mountain Man (Mountain Man, this book Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern With a group here on Goodreads I recently rereadhe wonderful short story collection Gorilla My Love by Toni Cade Bambara We all loved Bambara s strong resilient African American girls and Delphine is certainly a full fledged member of The Rippers Wife that sisterhood Smart brave and responsible far beyond her age of 11 going on 12 Delphine has looked after her younger sisters along with her father and Big Ma since her mother abandonedhe family seven years earlier When Pa decides Warrior Angel (Her Angel: Bound Warriors, thathe girls need o get o know The Princess Rules their motherhey Images You Should Not Masturbate To travelo Oakland Well hat gave me a whole lotta feels We didn come here for he revolution In urbulent 1968 hree little girls fly o Oakland o reunite with he mother who abandoned hem years before Instead of being greeted at he airport with The Taming of Red Riding tears and hugshey are met by an indifferent woman who sees heir presence not as a chance o get reacuainted but as an interruption Shared On My Husbands Birthday (Shared, to her life I didn send for you Didn Impossible (Huntsford Hearts, t want you inhe first place Should have gone The Silk Roads : Illustrated Edition to Mexicoo get rid of you when I had Chakravyuh the chance She ordershem The Education of Julius Caesar to stay out of her kitchen and banisheshem from Griffith Park the house duringhe daytime so The Bible is the Black History Book that she can continue with her mysterious work At her suggestionhey spend much of After the Fact the day at a local community center whichurns out Its Raining Laughter to behe Black Panther s summer camp What would Papa have said if he knew I was bringing Vonetta and Fern Alfred's Basic Guitar Method, Bk 1: The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play, Book Online Audio (Alfred's Basic Guitar Library) to a summer school where police cars drove byo see what we were doing While heir education in he current political climate is underway The Quilts of Gees Bend they also learn howo make new friends and get along with others Then just when Delphine Maybe This Christmas (ONeil Brothers, the oldest girlhinks she s got everything under control The Carrier of Ladders the camp organizers announcehat everyone will be Islands of the Arctic taking part in an upcoming rally I knew rally meant protest andhat protest could mean riot This is another instance of me falling for a cute cover I mean look at The Daguerreotypist those adorable little girls But sometimes a cute cover also has some prettyerrific pages inside Williams Garcia s story is Untitled (The Raven Room, told with warmth and humor I lovedhese kids particularly The Obituary Murders the serious and bookish Delphine I washrilled Death Rides Alone (Luke Jensen: Bounty Hunter to learnhat his is part of a rilogy I m very much looking forward Baby Lambs first drink to spendingime with Pi the Gaither sisters Wow what arip as we used 最純潔的種族:北韓人眼中的北韓人 to say back in 68 Didhis ever bring me back o he summer of 1968 I was not an African American eleven year old girl visiting Oakland but I was a fourteen year old white Jewish girl across he bay living in San Francisco There was A Chapter That Takes chapter hat Muqadimat al Izziyyah takes in San FranciscoSohe author got one The First Notch (A Tale from The Legend of Drizzt, thing wrong about Oakland nohere are no hills at all in hat part of own and maybe one The Collapse of the Soviet Union thing about San Francisco wrong I don hink

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were palm in hat location but I could have just forgotten I suppose Otherwise much of The Tutankhamun Prophecies the locale andime period seemed authenticThis story definitely fits on my orphaned and uasi orphaned kids shelfI really liked Delphine he narrator at 11 going on 12 and he oldest of 3 sisters who live in Brooklyn New York with heir father and paternal grandmother and who go Brooklyn New York with heir father and paternal grandmother and who go visit The Elven Book of Dreams their birth mother in Oakland a woman who abandonedhem when TBH, This Is So Awkward (TBH they were very youngIhought most of New Gnosis the story rangrue It was a bit on he edge of seeming realistic at imes yet so was my life at a certain point in Easy Paleo Gelatin Treats time so I bought it The ending seemed not uite right but I canhink of many other endings Fiabe that would have worked even less well I am gladhat Delphine got some answers very glad and knowing what Delphine learns does give credence and depth Destiny Binds (Timber Wolves Trilogy, to what happened withhis family and why Cecile did what she did and why she was he person she became I love he sisters relationships with one another especially how Dungeon Born (The Divine Dungeon, the oldest is most irritated by her middle sister but feels ashough she knows her well compared Letters from the Land of Cancer to how she loves her little sister evenhough she s a bit of a mystery Fire Summer to her andhen how he wo youngest fight with one another it all seemed very genuine The narrator really got across what it felt like Christianity in the Academy to be a minority She counts other African Americanhen going by black or colored people in various locations I ve been a minority only a few imes including wo school experiences but during Les Recidivists (Chance Assassin, those I definitely noted who else was like me and was highly aware of my minority statusThis is a fine book for kids who enjoy historical fiction novels with a bit of adventure and novels with a believable child narrator The story is sad in many ways but it isn depressingI read The First Step (A Thousand Li, this now because Ihink Daddy Helps Out the Children s Books group is goingo read Dont Lose Out, Work Out! this book as one ofheir January selections It s got uite a long hold list at Images of English the library so I read it as soon as I was ableo get a copyEdited The Continuous Path to add Oh andhis book is very funny This is one of Halloween those one chapter andhen I lclean My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer the kitchenhrow some clothes in Bibliography and Index of English Verse, 1559-1603 the washerake a shower etc kind of books I loved it I The Index of Middle English Prose think Rita Williams Garcia is a fantastic writer and she derserves allhe awards and honors she got for The Last Kids on Earth (Last Kids on Earth, this book This ishe first book of her. In Millenneagram the summer of 1968 afterravelling from Brooklyn Knife (Harry Hole, to Oakland Californiao spend a month with he mother hey barely know eleven year old Delphine and. S book I ve read but it won be he last The story is fascinating 3 girls The Venetian Mask travelo California during La figlia dei ricordi the summer of 1968o stay with Lesbian Maids Bundle: Three Hot BDSM Stories (English Edition) the mother who abandonedhem years before and he setting is atmospheric I loved reading about he Black Panthers and even hearing A Spy for the Redeemer (Owen Archer, the names of TV shows brought back memories of my childhood I had justurned 4 during Falling Freely as If in a Dream the summer of 1968 Allhree girls are delightful but Sun Up, Sun Down the oldest Delphine is especially strong smart sassy and funny Her maturity and her relationship with her younger sisters is inspiring I highly recommendhis book The Compatibility Gene to readers of all ages When I heardhat Ecos Del Desierto teen author Rita Williams Garcia had written a middle grade novel for kids I wasn moved one way or another I don I Am Princess X t readeen books Couldn say I knew much of he woman s work When I heard hat her book was about he Black Panthers however my interest was piued Black Panthers eh The one political group so difficult The Great Adventure of the Dirty Pair (The Dirty Pair, to write abouthat you can Sea Jewel (Viking Trilogy, t findhem in a single children s book aside from The Rock and he River by Kekla Magoon of course So what was her ake How was she going Pre-Suasion: Channeling Attention for Change to do it Buthe Teach thing is One Crazy Summer ishan merely a historical ale It s a story about family and friendships and self sacrifice There are so many ideas floating about his little novel Jovita Idar that you dhink it would end up some kind of unholy mess Instead it s funny and painful and just a little bit brilliant One Crazy Summer is a book Homewrecker that s goingo earn itself a lot of fans And a lot of You Dont Know Me Like That them are goingo be kidsEleven going on Iraq, the Contemporary State twelve Delphine has always kept a sharp eye on her little nine and seven year old sisters Vonetta and Fern That s becauseheir mother left Dragonwatch (Wytch Kings, them seven years ago and never came back again Cecile Johnson mammal birth giver alive an abandoner is our mother A statement of fact So whenheir father packs The Last Snowfall (Stand Tall, them on a plane and sendshem Dry-Curing Pork: Make Your Own Salami, Pancetta, Coppa, Prosciutto, and More (Countryman Know How) to Oakland Californiao see Cecile The Gin Closet their momhe girls have no idea what The World That Came in from the Cold to expect Certainlyhey didn Transportation! think she d just leave Charming Ophelia them in a kind of daycare overhe summer run by members of Dandruff the Black Panthers Andhey probably didn Give Me Fever t expecthat I Did Not Kill My Husband their mother would want nearo nothing o do with hem save he occasional meal and admonishment o keep out of her kitchen Only Delphine knew what might happen and she makes it her mission o not only ake care of her siblings no matter how crazy hey make her but also o negotiate he ricky waters Cooking with Kandy (Will Cook for Love, that surroundhe woman who gave her up so long agoThe whole reason Murder in Tranquility Park (Ferrara Family Mystery, this novel works is because author Rita Williams Garcia has a fantastic storyhat also happens Million Dollar Cowboy (Cupid, Texas to meld seamlessly intohe summer of 1968 I ve been complaining for years Most Wanted (Psychic Hunters that when it comeso Ketogenic Diet for Beginners the Black Panthershere wasn so much as a page of literature out here for kids on A Good Neighborhood theopic except Close to Home (Sawyers Ferry, the aforementioned The Rock andhe River and even The Dead Wont Die (Deadlands, that s almosteen fare Now One the Risky topic excepthe aforementioned The Rock and How My Ordinary Became Extraordinary the River and evenhat s almost een fare Now One Summer is here Certainly I Don T Know How Ms I don know how Ms Garcia set about writing Goblins on the Prowl the darnhing but if she had stridently set about The Prophecy Con (Rogues of the Republic, toeach without Sahara Overland taking into considerationhe essentials of good storytelling Spirit of the Revolution this book would have sank like a stone Instead she infuseshis The Invisible You tale with danger characters you wanto Josette (When Hearts Dare, take aurn about House of Cards the block with andhe heat of an Oakland sunI mean Hes My Brother takehe people in The Pauper and the Princess this book Someone once soldhis story The Making of the Habsburg Monarchy, 1550-1700 to me as The Penderwicks meetshe Black Panthers and for A Christmas Scandal (Christmas the longestime I couldn figure out why hey d said it Then I started Tito Santanas Tales from the Ring thinking backo he sisters Ms Wiliams Garcia must have sisters She must How else o explain Healing Trauma the dynamic between Delphine Vonetta and Fern So it all became clear If you lovehe family dynamics of The Penderwicks you ll probably find yourself loving The Accidental Engagement (Chance Romance, the samehing here Of course when your heroine is an upright citizen like Delphine Ransom there is a danger of making heroo goody goody No Journeys End to like Buthis girl isn The Merry Viscount (Widows Brew, t likehat She has a duty The Way Back that she believes inaking care of her sisters and she ll do it even when Thieves of Mercy (Samuel Bowater, they fight each other Even whenhey eam up against HER The sheer unfairness of what Delphine has o handle and Life In The Slow Lane the cheery lack of complaining aside fromhe occasional and very understandable grumble makes you care for her Her interactions with her mother are what make you love herBecause The Devils Temptation this mother is a pip Cecilehrows a wrench and a couple of other metal objects besides #I D WAGER INTO THE GOOD GUYBAD GUY WAY #d wager into Moment to Moment the good guybad guy way looking athings For kids she s a pretty clear cut villain from page one onward And adults who have enough historical understand Its the Best Day Ever, Dad! to be clear on why she does some ofhe Lives of the Circus Animals things she does still won like her I wouldn Rides a Stranger t even be surprised if some parents referredo her as he world s worst mother She isn really but many a parent s ire will be raised when Crossing Brooklyn Ferry they see how she refuseso call her daughter Fern by her name out of spite or refuses Gretchen to so much as look her own daughters for a while Heckhis may be Straits of Fortune the only book wherehe phrase Should have gone Harrys Pony to Mexicoo get rid of you when I had he chance comes from he lips of a parental unit not Sister, Sister Where does the sun go at night that any kid inhe world would decipher what it means Under normal circumstances when you get a kid Venus Adonis and A Lovers Complaint talking abouthe selfishness of heir parent at he beginning of a book Mistress theyurn out Memories of Muhammad to be wrong inhe end So naturally I was waiting on Double Double tenterhooks for much ofhis book Mini Manuel de Biologie molculaire - 4e d. - Cours QCM QROC to see if Cecile would be perfectly redeemed byhe story s end Williams Garcia never wraps anything up with a cute little bow. Her JK two younger sisters arriveo a cold welcome as The Wolves of St. Peters they discoverhat Crossing the Line their mother a dedicated poet and printer is resentful ofhe intrusion of heir. .

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