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Williams-Garcia, Rita

Overview
Works: 46 works in 213 publications in 3 languages and 23,246 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  Young adult works  Children's audiobooks  Essays  Comics (Graphic works)  Autobiographies 
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 )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 4,939 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 )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 2,368 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 )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,115 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"--
Like sisters on the homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troubled 14-yr. old Gail is sent down South to live with her uncle & aunt, where her life begins to change as she experiences the healing power of family
No laughter here by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,568 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
Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,311 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
Every time a rainbow dies by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 1,136 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( Recording )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 934 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
Fast talk on a slow track by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

8 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
Clayton Byrd goes underground by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 831 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
Funny girl : funniest. stories. ever. by Betsy Bird( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 746 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
Blue tights by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 635 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( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 580 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
Catching the wild waiyuuzee by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 461 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
P.S., Be eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia( Recording )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 398 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
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 322 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
Gone crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 271 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
Clayton Byrd goes underground by Rita Williams-Garcia( Recording )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 210 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
Gone crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 182 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
Bottle cap boys : dancing on Royal Street by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 165 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 (186)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Like sisters on the homefrontNo laughter hereJumpedEvery time a rainbow diesFast talk on a slow trackBlue tightsCatching the wild waiyuuzee