March 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Gone Crazy in Alabama

Rita Williams-Garcia. HarperCollins/Amistad.

Gr 5-8–In this follow-up to One Crazy Summer (2010) and P.S. Be Eleven (2013), the intrepid Gaither sisters travel from their home in Brooklyn to visit their relatives in rural Alabama. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern become embroiled in family drama and end up taking sides in the divisive dynamics. Yet when a natural disaster occurs, several generations of relatives pull together, and Delphine learns a bit about mercy and the true meaning of sisterhood.