Lo'Mas List Spring 2024: First Meeting

Saturday, April 13, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Lo'Mas Lit Book Club is back at Word Up this Spring 2024! Join our two moderators, Memphis W. and Lenny D., to dive into new books, discuss diverse themes with peers, and other activities. 

Every Saturday at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Start date: April 13, 2024 
All dates: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8 

Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10032




One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. A pre-amble to the summer, we'll be reading this favorite of facilitator Lenny!






★ “Delphine’s growing awareness of injustice on a personal and universal level is smoothly woven into the story in poetic language that will stimulate and move readers.” — Publishers Weekly



  • Club members who are ages 13–20—and who live in upper Manhattan or the Bronx—will receive book club picks for FREE. All books will be available for pickup at 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York NY 10032, during store hours.

  • We kindly ask that non-local participants please purchase copies online from www.wordupbooks.com or from your local independent bookstore. 

  • If you are 21 years of age or older, stay tuned for new book clubs and other programs by Word Up!

  • If funding is a barrier to participation, email us at events@wordupbooks.com and we will work with you on this.



Attendance is key to having great discussions and doing meaningful activities (writing workshops, etc.). Free books will be provided to those who attend. Participants must show up to receive the next book.

Registration is done on a rolling basis, therefore participants are eligible to receive their first book before their first meeting. After that, books will only be given to participants who attend the meetings


One Crazy Summer: A Newbery Honor Award Winner By Rita Williams-Garcia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060760908
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quill Tree Books - December 27th, 2011