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Toon Review: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

One Crazy Summer
By Rita Williams-Garcia
Amistad (HarperCollins)
ISBN: 9780060760892
$15.99
Grades 4-7
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Review copy from library.

Also reviewed by Kids Lit, A Chair, A Fireplace, A Tea Cozy, Educating Alice (in the New York Times), A Fuse #8 Production.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

Comments

  1. Jeez, Travis, I have been trying SO HARD to synopsize this book in a way that doesn’t make it sound dire and sad – abandonment by mother! Black Panthers! “Reverse coming-of-age book” – that’s good, but I’m still working on a way to sell it to kids.

  2. Gah! Your Toon reviews are INCREDIBLE! I’ve just added “Get reviewed in comic form” to my list of goals for our new book.

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