Selected by Jennifer Dimeler, Penn State Harrisburg Library
Each month the Diversity Committee selects a diversity-related title to highlight from the University Libraries’ collections. The staff pick for February is a children’s book set during the civil rights movement called “One Crazy Summer.” The author, Rita Williams-Garcia is a NY Times bestselling author and will be a guest lecturer at Penn State Harrisburg’s Literacy Conference, on April 6, 2013.
Set during one of the most tumultuous years in recent American History. One crazy summer is the heartbreaking, funny tale of three girls who travel to Oakland, CA, in 1968 in search of the mother who abandoned them. It’s an unforgettable story told by a distinguished author of books for children and teens. Find this book in the library