One Crazy Summer Vocabulary
Updated: 1/25/2021
One Crazy Summer Vocabulary
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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

Create a storyboard that illustrates and defines new vocabulary from the book One Crazy Summer.

Storyboard Text

  • LITTER
  • "They call the careless folks who drop things by a cute name: litterbug. There's nothing cute about dropping things carelessly!"
  • DESCENT
  • SPECTACULAR
  • (n.) garbage on the ground. -or- (v.) to make a place messy by strewing garbage around
  • (n). a movement downward
  • (adj.) sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
  • VOCABULARY IN ONE CRAZY SUMMER