P.S. Be Eleven

P.S. Be Eleven

by Rita Williams-Garcia

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Overview

The Gaither sisters are at it again! A sequel to the Newbery Honor Book One Crazy Summer, this Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel will find a home in the hearts of readers who loved Brown Girl Dreaming andAs Brave as You.

After spending the summer in Oakland, California, with their mother and the Black Panthers, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern arrive home with a newfound streak of independence. That doesn't sit well with Big Ma, who doesn't like the way things are changing.

Neither does Delphine. Pa has a new girlfriend. Uncle Darnell comes home from Vietnam, but he's not the same. And her new sixth-grade teacher isn't the fun, stylish Miss Honeywell—it's Mr. Mwila, a stern exchange teacher from Zambia.

But the one thing that doesn't change during this turbulent year is the advice that Delphine receives from her mother, who reminds her not to grow up too fast. To be eleven while she can.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061938641
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/27/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 81,279
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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.

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P.S. Be Eleven 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved one crazy summer! This sequel did not disappoint. Although this had fewer laughs, it was a thoughtful account of a young girl dealing with family life, navigating through stepmom and her budding relationship with her mom. Uncle Darnell and his struggles after coming home from Vietnam were realistic and thought provoking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever so is one crazy summer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its cool to see how they live at home to
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool