The book One Crazy Summer is a part of which series?

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One Crazy Summer,  written by Rita-Williams Garcia, is the first book in the Gaither Sisters series. In this book, eleven year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters travel to California to be with their estranged mother. Even though she abandoned them years before, the girls' father feels it is...

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One Crazy Summer, written by Rita-Williams Garcia, is the first book in the Gaither Sisters series. In this book, eleven year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters travel to California to be with their estranged mother. Even though she abandoned them years before, the girls' father feels it is important for them to get to know their mother. Because of their mother's absence, Delphine has always been responsible for her sisters. Delphine is put off by how distant and uncaring her mother seems to be. Throughout their stay with their mother, Delphine and her sisters get to know the Black Panther Party through their public services and the conflict surrounding their organization. The girls eat meals at the People's Center and learn about the message of the Black Panther Party- to fight against the discrimination of Black Americans. After being arrested (and released) for creating flyers for the Party, the girls' mother opens up about how oppression has made her life so difficult. All her life she has been fighting to be free, and the girls come to understand why their mother acts the way she does. Their mother comes to have more sympathy for her daughters, too, and urges Delphine to enjoy her childhood while she can.

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