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  • 4 stars across 7 books
    Rita Williams-Garcia's Newbery Honor-winning novel, One Crazy Summer, was a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, a National Book Award finalist, the recipient of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and a New York Times bestseller. The sequel, P.S. Be Eleven, was also a Coretta Scott King Award winner and an ALA Notable Children's Book for Middle Readers. She is also the author of six distinguished novels for young adults: Jumped, a National Book Award finalist; No Laughter Here, Every Time a Rainbow Dies (a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book), and Fast Talk on a Slow Track (all ALA Best Books for Young Adults); Blue Tights; and Like Sisters on the Homefront, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Rita Williams-Garcia lives in Jamaica, New York, is on the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children & Young Adults Program, and has two adult daughters, Stephanie and Michelle, and a son-in-law, Adam.
    5th January 2012

    One Crazy Summer

    In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sis... More

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    1st June 2013

    P.S. Be Eleven

    In this Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel and sequel to the New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book One Cr... More

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    20th August 2007

    Catching the Wild Waiyuuzee

    As she tries to escape her mother's efforts to plait-a-plait and string-a-bead her hair, a young girl imagines herself r... More

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    6th October 2016

    Gone Crazy in Alabama

    In this Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel, Newbery Honor and New York Times bestselling author Rita William... More

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    22nd May 2017

    Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

    National Book Award Finalist * Kirkus Best Books of 2017 * Horn Book Best Books of 2017 * Publishers Weekl... More

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    14th November 2019

    Gaither Sisters Trilogy Box Set: One Crazy Summer, P.S. Be Eleven, Gone Crazy in Alabama

    All three books in the Coretta Scott King Award-winning series by New York Times -bestselling author Rita William... More

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