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Williams-Garcia, Rita

Overview
Works: 45 works in 180 publications in 1 language and 21,103 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Historical fiction  Young adult works  Bildungsromans  Children's audiobooks  Horror fiction  Ghost stories  Picture books 
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 )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 4,883 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 2,329 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 )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,981 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 )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,627 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
No laughter here by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,578 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 )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,327 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 )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,133 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 )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 909 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 )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 751 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 )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 644 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( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 570 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 467 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 )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 395 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( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 266 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
Gone crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 172 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 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers, Randy and Rudy, tap dance on a New Orleans street
Guys read( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A latest collection of horror stories features such supernatural elements as mysteriously appearing tattoos and ghostly encounters in dark hallways, and includes contributions by Kelly Barnhill, Michael Buckley, Adam Gidwitz, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown, Claire Legrand, Nikki Loftin, Daniel José Older, Dav Pilkey, R.L. Stine, and Rita Williams-Garcia
Clayton Byrd goes underground by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeling most alive when he's playing the blues with his grandfather, Clayton is devastated when his grandfather dies and his mother forbids him from playing music, losses that compel him to run away and join bluesmen on the road
Fast talk on a slow track by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 106 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
Gone crazy in alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 60 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"--Publisher's website
 
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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 (156)

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