One crazy summer reading level
Where Is the Empire State Building? by Janet B. PascalNew York City boasts one of the most famous skylines in the world, and the Empire State Building is undeniably the focal point of this incredible view. At 102 stories, the structure was no small feat. In fact, its construction coincided with the onset of the Great Depression, and so progress was met with numerous setbacks. Still, because of the efficiency that went into the buildings development, it only took a year and forty-five days to complete! In this informative, easy-to-read account, Janet B. Pascal describes the rise of skyscrapers in the United States, the intricacies of the groundbreaking construction process, and the effect the iconic Empire State Building continues to have today.
When her dad sends eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters, Vonetta When her dad sends eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, to Oakland, California, during the summer of so they can get to know their mother, Delphine has low expectations. Known in the Black community as Nzila, Cecile is a poet. She keeps a printing press in her kitchen and needs time and space uninterrupted by boisterous children so she can write and print her work. Delphine is initially resistant to the political indoctrination they receive, especially from Crazy Kelvin, the vocal Black Separatist with the gigantic afro, who immediately criticizes Fern for carrying around her white baby doll, Miss Patty Cake. Images courtesy of publishers, organizations, and sometimes their Twitter handles.
In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in to meet the mother who abandoned them. Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. But when the sisters arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their mother, Cecile is nothing like they imagined. While the girls hope to go to Disneyland and meet Tinker Bell, their mother sends them to a day camp run by the Black Panthers. Unexpectedly, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern learn much about their family, their country, and themselves during one truly crazy summer. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues in P.
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