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Williams-Garcia, Rita

Overview
Works: 52 works in 249 publications in 3 languages and 24,481 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Young adult works  Short stories  Children's audiobooks  Essays  Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.W6713, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rita Williams-Garcia
One crazy summer by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 5,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp
P.S. Be eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 2,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gaither sisters are back in Brooklyn, where changes large and small come to their household as they grow up during the turbulent 1960s
Gone crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to visit their grandmother, Big Ma, and her mother, Ma Charles. Across the way lives Ma Charles's half sister, Miss Trotter. The two half sisters haven't spoken in years. As Delphine hears about her family history, she uncovers the surprising truth that's been keeping the sisters apart. But when tragedy strikes, Delphine discovers that the bonds of family run deeper than she ever knew possible"--
No laughter here by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Queens, New York, ten-year-old Akilah is determined to find out why her closest friend, Victoria, is silent and withdrawn after returning from a trip to her homeland, Nigeria. Annotation. Even though they were born in different countries, Akilah and Victoria are true best friends. But Victoria has been acting strange ever since she returned from her summer in Nigeria, where she had a special coming-of-age ceremony. Why does proud Victoria, named for a queen, slouch at her desk and answer the teacher's questions in a whisper? And why won't she laugh with Akilah anymore? Akilah's name means "intelligent," and she is determined to find out what's wrong, no matter how much detective work she has to do. But when she learns the terrible secret Victoria is hiding, she suddenly has even more questions. The only problem is, they might not be the kind that have answers. In this groundbreaking novel, Coretta Scott King Honor winner Rita Williams-Garcia uses her vividly realistic voice to explore an often taboo practice that affects millions of girls around the world every year. Readers will identify with headstrong, outspoken Akilah, whose struggle to understand what's happened to Victoria reveals a painful truth in an honest and accessible way
Like sisters on the homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troubled fourteen-year-old Gayle is sent down South to live with her uncle and aunt, where her life begins to change as she experiences the healing power of the family. At 14, Gayle is pregnant. Again. The first time she kept the baby. This time her mother drags Gayle to have an abortion and then sends her away from the projects in Jamaica, New York, on a one-way ticket to family in Georgia. For Gayle, it's like being "sold to slavery." She's never met her mother's family, and they don't particularly want her in their big mansion. Only her great-grandmother, a soul mate, loves Gayle's spirit, laughs at her irreverence, and tells Gayle the family history of slavery, protest, and faith
Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of Leticia, Dominique, and Trina are irrevocably intertwined through the course of one day in an urban high school after Leticia overhears Dominique's plans to beat up Trina and must decide whether or not to get involved
Clayton Byrd goes underground by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clayton feels most alive when he's with his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd, and the band of Bluesmen -- he can't wait to join them, just as soon as he has a blues song of his own. But then the unthinkable happens. Cool Papa Byrd dies, and Clayton's mother forbids Clayton from playing the blues. And Clayton knows that's no way to live. Armed with his grandfather's brown porkpie hat and his harmonica, he runs away from home in search of the Bluesmen, hoping he can join them on the road. But on the journey that takes him through the New York City subways and to Washington Square Park, Clayton learns some things that surprise him
Every time a rainbow dies by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After seeing a girl raped and becoming obsessed with her, sixteen-year-old Thulani finds motivation to move beyond his interest in his pigeons and his grief over his mother's death
One crazy summer by Rita Williams-Garcia( )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp
Funny girl : funniest. stories. ever. by Betsy Bird( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of humorous stories from over two dozen contemporary female writers, as well as autobiographical essays, comics, poems, and comic strips
Fast talk on a slow track by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black honors student Denzel Watson spends his last summer before college selling candy door-to-door in New York, competing on many levels with the charismatic Mello, and discovering how to motivate and apply himself
Blue tights by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in a city neighborhood, fifteen-year-old Joyce, unsure of herself and not quite comfortable with her maturing body, tries to find a place to belong and a way to express herself through dance
Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of Leticia, Dominique, and Trina are irrevocably intertwined through the course of one day in an urban high school after Leticia overhears Dominique's plans to beat up Trina and must decide whether or not to get involved
Gone crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia( Recording )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to visit their grandmother Big Ma and her mother Ma Charles. Across the way lives Miss Trotter, Ma Charles' half sister. The two half sisters haven't spoken in years. As Delphine hears about her family history, she uncovers the surprising truth that's been keeping the sisters apart. But when tragedy strikes, Delphine discovers that the bonds of family run deeper than she ever knew possible
Second sight : stories for a new millennium( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories by such authors as Madeleine L'Engle, Richard Peck, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Nancy Springer
Catching the wild waiyuuzee by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As she tries to escape her mother's efforts to "plait-a-plait" and "string-a-bead" her hair, a young girl imagines herself escaping into a jungle
Our story begins : your favorite authors and illustrators share fun, inspiring, and occasionally ridiculous things they wrote and drew as kids( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's authors and illustrators recount their childhood aspirations and share their writings and drawings as kids, including Kwame Alexander, Tim Federle, Gordon Korman, Grace Lin, Dan Santat, and Linda Sue Park
P.S., Be eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia( Recording )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gaither sisters are back in Brooklyn, where changes large and small come to their household as they grow up during the turbulent 1960s
Clayton Byrd goes underground by Rita Williams-Garcia( Recording )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clayton feels most alive when he's with his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd, and the band of Bluesmen he can't wait to join them, just as soon as he has a blues song of his own. But then the unthinkable happens. Cool Papa Byrd dies, and Clayton's mother forbids Clayton from playing the blues. And Clayton knows that's no way to live. Armed with his grandfather's brown porkpie hat and his harmonica, he runs away from home in search of the Bluesmen, hoping he can join them on the road. But on the journey that takes him through the New York City subways and to Washington Square Park, Clayton learns some things that surprise him
Bottle cap boys : dancing on Royal Street by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers, Randy and Rudy, tap dance on a New Orleans street
 
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One crazy summer
Alternative Names
Garcia, Rita W.- 1957-

Garcia, Rita Williams-

Garcia, Rita Williams- 1957-

Rita Williams-Garcia American children's writer

Rita Williams-Garcia Amerikaans schrijfster

Rita Williams-Garcia escritora de literatura infantil estadounidense

Williams-Garcia, Ria

윌리엄스-가르시아, 리타 1957-

ウィリアムズ=ガルシア, リタ

Languages
English (215)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
No laughter hereLike sisters on the homefrontJumpedEvery time a rainbow diesFast talk on a slow trackBlue tightsSecond sight : stories for a new millenniumCatching the wild waiyuuzee