One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia, takes place in the summer of 1968. It concerns three African American sisters who fly to California to visit their mother who left them seven yaers before. The oldest daughter, Delphine, barely remembers her, but the other two sisters don't remember her at all. When they reach California their mother is very emotionally detached and makes them stay outside all of the time. They spend a good deal of their time at the community center. What they learn about themselves and their mother changes them all.