One Crazy Summer Characters
Updated: 1/28/2021
One Crazy Summer Characters
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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Teacher Guide by Liane Hicks

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia is the first book in a trilogy about the Gaither sisters: Delphine, Vonettam, and Fern as they grow up during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. They leave their loving father and grandmother in Brooklyn and travel to Oakland, California to spend a month with the mother they've never known. They wind up with an education about the Black Panther Party, racism, unjust arrests, and the power of community coming together to fight injustice.


One Crazy Summer

Storyboard Description

Make a character map to keep track of the characters in One Crazy Summer and their motivations, challenges, traits, and more!

Storyboard Text

  • DELPHINE
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • VONETTA
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • FERN
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • BIG MA
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • PAPA
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • CECILE / NZILA
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • SISTER MUKUMBU
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • CRAZY KELVIN
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?
  • HIROHITO
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the other main characters? What challenges does this character face?