Gone Crazy in Alabama

By WILLIAMS-GARCIA, Rita

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ISBN
9780062215871 9780062215888 9780062215901
Publisher
HarperCollins Amistad


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on March 1, 2015  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 4–6—In this final volume in the trilogy that began with the acclaimed One Crazy Summer (2010), and continued with P.S. Be Eleven (2013, both HarperCollins), sisters Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern Gaither have been sent for the summer from Brooklyn to rural Alabama to reunite with their grandmother, Big Ma; their great-grandmother, Ma Charles; and their Uncle Darnell, a Vietnam vet recovering from drug addiction. Caught in the middle of a family feud between Ma Charles and her half-sister, Miss Trotter, the girls grapple with mixed...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2015

Williams-Garcia says goodbye to the Gaither family (One Crazy Summer, rev. 3/10; P. S. Be Eleven, rev. 5/13) in this involving and emotional concluding installment. It's been a year since Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern visited their Black Panther mother, Cecile, in California. Now the sisters are heading to Alabama to visit their grandmother, Big Ma, and their great-grandmother, Ma Charles, and Pa has to warn them: "None of that black power stuff in Alabama. Black Panthers strut about i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Sisters Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern (One Crazy Summer; P. S. Be Eleven) visit their grandmother and great-grandmother in Alabama. When...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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