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P.S. Be Eleven

Williams-Garcia, Rita (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
P.S. Be Eleven
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"Eleven-year-old Brooklyn girl Delphine feels overwhelmed with worries and responsibilities. She's just started sixth grade and is self-conscious about being the tallest girl in the class, and nervous about her first school dance. She's supposed to be watching her sisters, but Fern and Vonetta are hard to control. Her uncle Darnell is home from Vietnam and seems different. And her pa has a girlfriend. At least Delphine can write to her mother in Oakland, California, for advice. But why does her mother tell her to 'be eleven' when Delphine is now twelve?" -- from publisher's web site.
Authors: Williams-Garcia, Rita
Title: P.S. be eleven
Publisher: New York : Amistad, 2013
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 274 p. ;,22 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "Eleven-year-old Brooklyn girl Delphine feels overwhelmed with worries and responsibilities. She's just started sixth grade and is self-conscious about being the tallest girl in the class, and nervous about her first school dance. She's supposed to be watching her sisters, but Fern and Vonetta are hard to control. Her uncle Darnell is home from Vietnam and seems different. And her pa has a girlfriend. At least Delphine can write to her mother in Oakland, California, for advice. But why does her mother tell her to 'be eleven' when Delphine is now twelve?" -- from publisher's web site.
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Alternate Title: Post script be eleven
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ISBN: 9780061938627
0061938629
Statement of Responsibility: by Rita Williams-Garcia
Subject Headings: Sisters Juvenile fiction. African Americans Juvenile fiction. Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) History 20th century Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Sisters
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"Eleven-year-old Brooklyn girl Delphine feels overwhelmed with worries and responsibilities. She's just started sixth grade and is self-conscious about being the tallest girl in the class, and nervous about her first school dance. She's supposed to be watching her sisters, but Fern and Vonet... Read More »

"Eleven-year-old Brooklyn girl Delphine feels overwhelmed with worries and responsibilities. She's just started sixth grade and is self-conscious about being the tallest girl in the class, and nervous about her first school dance. She's supposed to be watching her sisters, but Fern and Vonet... Read More »

"Eleven-year-old Brooklyn girl Delphine feels overwhelmed with worries and responsibilities. She's just started sixth grade and is self-conscious about being the tallest girl in the class, and nervous about her first school dance. She's supposed to be watching her sisters, but Fern and Vonet... Read More »

2014 Coretta Scott King Author Book Award recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults.

Comment by: JCLBrownM Jun 12, 2013

In this sequel to One Crazy Summer, the Gaither sister are back in Brooklyn with their father and grandmother after spending the summer with their poet-mother who was involved with The Black Panthers. I didn't find this story nearly as compelling as the first, but Williams-Garcia does a great jo... Read More »


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Jun 12, 2013
  • JCLBrownM rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

In this sequel to One Crazy Summer, the Gaither sister are back in Brooklyn with their father and grandmother after spending the summer with their poet-mother who was involved with The Black Panthers. I didn't find this story nearly as compelling as the first, but Williams-Garcia does a great job of revealing the race, gender and political issues of the late 1960's in this historical novel.

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