Kid Bits - Stories Make History Happen
I love historical fiction! It makes history happen by telling a story.
I just read One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia. I was in High School in 1969. in 2010, I now know more about the social climate in San Francisco and community roots of the Black Panther movement, than I ever did. Three young girls have been raised by Father and Grandmother in New York City. The summer of t he story, they are sent to live with Mother in San Francisco. The mother is a poet, and has a printing press in the kitchen. The girls come to know their mother, and begin to understand why she left.