Rita Williams-Garcia - Gone Crazy in Alabama

Event date: 
04/30/2015 - 7:00pm

Join us as we host Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia!

Rita joins us to share her new book, Gone Crazy in Alabama, the story of the Gaither sisters, who are about to learn what it's like to be fish out of water as they travel from the streets of Brooklyn to the rural South for the summer of a lifetime.

Powerful and humorous, this companion to the award-winning One Crazy Summer and P.S. Be Eleven will be enjoyed by fans of the first two books as well as by readers meeting these memorable sisters for the first time.

Rita Williams-Garcia's Newbery Honor-winning novel, One Crazy Summer, was a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, a National Book Award finalist, the recipient of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and a New York Times bestseller. The sequel, P.S. Be Eleven, was also a Coretta Scott King Award winner and an ALA Notable Children's Book for Middle Readers. She is also the author of six distinguished novels for young adults: Jumped, a National Book Award finalist; No Laughter Here, Every Time a Rainbow Dies (a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book), and Fast Talk on a Slow Track (all ALA Best Books for Young Adults); Blue Tights; and Like Sisters on the Homefront, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Rita Williams-Garcia lives in Jamaica, New York, is on the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children & Young Adults Program, and has two adult daughters, Stephanie and Michelle, and a son-in-law, Adam.


This event is part of the store’s partnership with Wondermore, a non-profit organization that brings award-winning authors and illustrators into nder-served Boston classrooms for visits and writing workshops. Visit wondermoreboston.org

*To enter the signing line at this event, attendees must have purchased Gone Crazy in Alabama from Wellesley Books.


Gone Crazy in Alabama Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062215871
Availability: Currently Out of Stock - Usually Ships To Store In 1-5 Days
Published: Amistad - April 21st, 2015

One Crazy Summer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060760908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (please call to confirm)
Published: Amistad - December 27th, 2011

P.S. Be Eleven Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061938641
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (please call to confirm)
Published: Amistad - January 27th, 2015

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482-5714