Library Happenings

Henning School

This week at the Henning Public School Library we are featuring a book by Rita Williams-Garcia called “Gone Crazy in Alabama.”   

The book jacket reads: “It’s the summer of 1969, and Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to visit Big Ma and her 82-year-old mother, Ma Charles. Pa can’t remind them enough that the South’s not like Brooklyn and that you can’t get more southern than Alabama. Across the field, through the pines, and over the creek is the Trotter home, where Ma Charles’s half sister, Miss Trotter, lives.  

“The two half sisters haven’t spoken in years, each determined to hold on to her version of the truth.  Dramatic Vonetta plays middleman to the two warring, elderly sisters, while Delphine struggles against her to bring the family together. As Delphine hears about family history that she never knew existed, she learns of a hurt that happened many years ago, which maybe can’t be mended.  But when a tragedy comes to the farm in Alabama, Delphine discovers that the bonds of family run deeper than she ever knew possible.  

“Powerful and humorous, this companion to the award winning ‘One Crazy Summer’ and ‘P.S. Be Eleven’ stands on its own as a story that brilliantly reveals the history of an African-American family in all its richness and complexity, superbly written by master storyteller Rita Williams-Garcia.”  

Come on up and check this book out. The Henning School Library is open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:30 p.m. following the school calendar.