The editor in chief of The Horn Book announced today on his blog that One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia has been awarded the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction for 2011.
Set over in the summer of 1968 in Oakland, California, the story is about three sisters who are sent to summer camp run by members of the Black Panthers. It is both a lesson in history and a touching story about three girls trying to reconnect to the mother who abandoned them years ago.
Congratulations to this amazing author!
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