Rita Williams-Garcia

Rita Williams-Garcia is an American writer of young adult novels. She is best known for her celebrated works such as 'One Crazy Summer,' which won the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Her writing often explores the experiences of African-American characters and delves into themes of family, identity, and history.


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  1. 1. One Crazy Summer

    "One Crazy Summer" is a heartwarming and poignant story set in the 1960s, following the journey of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California to spend the summer with their estranged mother. The girls find themselves immersed in the Black Panther movement and discover the harsh realities of racial inequality and social injustice. Through their experiences, they learn about love, resilience, and the importance of family.

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