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One Crazy Summer


With memorable characters (all three girls have engaging, strong voices) and a powerful story, this is a book well worth reading and rereading.
School Library Journal


Birdsall, Jeanne. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy.Knopf, 2005.

Bridges, Ruby. Through My Eyes. Scholastic, 1999.

Choldenko, Gennifer. Al Capone Does My Shirts. Putnam, 2004.

Creech, Sharon. The Wanderer. HarperCollins, 2000.

Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963. Delacorte, 1995.

Grimes, Nikki. The Road to Paris. Putnam, 2006.

Holm, Jennifer L. Turtle in Paradise. Random House, 2010.

Hoose, Phillip. Claudette Colvin: Twice toward Justice. Farrar/Kroupa, 2009.

Magoon, Kekla. The Rock and the River. Aladdin, 2009.

McWhorter, Diane. A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968. Scholastic, 2004.

O’Connor, Barbara. How to Steal a Dog. Frances Foster/Farrar, 2007.

Thor, Annika. A Faraway Island. Delacorte, 2009.

Wolfson, Jill. What I Call Life. Henry Holt, 2005.

Woodson, Jacqueline. Locomotion. Putnam, 2003.