See summer through the eyes of Delphine in this Newbery Award-winning novel set amidst the 1968 Black Panther movement in Oakland, California. Students can research the Black Panthers, and compare and contrast Delphine’s experiences with those portrayed in the media. After reading about other civil rights leaders, students can figure out the movement they most identify with and why. Create a summer day trip, like the small excursions by Delphine and her sisters. Students can map where to travel and plan how much they will need to spend. Research civil rights monuments or points of interest in your area, and encourage students to visit them during their crazy summer.