In the backdrop of the Civil Rights era, three young girls are sent to live with their otherwise absent mother for the summer.
That’s the subject of a new book, One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia. The author is gaining national attention as a winner of the 2011 Coretta Scott King Book Award, and the book has also named a 2011 Newbery Honor Book, and was nominated for a National Book Award.
Williams-Garcia lives in New York, but she’s in Montpelier this month, where she is a faculty member of the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She talks to VPR’s Peter Biello about the book.