One Crazy Summer

Book review by Kristen Breck, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 11+
In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California to spend a month with the mother they barely knew, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters "arrive to a cold welcome and they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit."

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age 10+

I had my kids read this because we were learning about different time periods in the different places of the US

My kids loved the book and they identified with the thoughts and feeling of the 3 sisters. Before my kids read this book, we went over the main themes they would read about.

This title has:

Educational value
Great role models

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love family and African-American stories

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