One Crazy Summer - Pages 140-175 Summary & Analysis

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Itsy Bitsy Spider – Vonetta has decided to recite a poem at the rally. It is Gwendolyn Brooks’s poem “We Real Cool”. Cecile tells Vonetta the poem is horrible, and to stop practicing it. To add another insult, Delphine tells Vonetta she is just like Cecile, caring more about her image and getting people to like her than caring about her family.

Movable Type – Delphine discovers a second-hand stool by the stove one day, which allows her to sit while cooking. It is a welcome and unexpected gift from Cecile. Cecile even allows Delphine into the kitchen more and more often, as long as Delphine keeps quiet and minds her place. Delphine reflects on how Big Ma allows Delphine to speak up whenever needed at home. Cecile then, surprisingly, shows Delphine how to work the printing press, cranking out copies of Cecile’s...

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