P.S. Be eleven
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 and As 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.
Readers who enjoy Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham and Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming will find much to love in this book. Rita Williams-Garcia's books about Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern can also be read alongside nonfiction explorations of American history such as Jason Reynolds's and Ibram X. Kendi's books.
Each humorous, unforgettable story in this trilogy follows the sisters as they grow up during one of the most tumultuous eras in recent American history, the 1960s. Read the adventures of eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, as they visit their kin all over the rapidly changing nation—and as they discover that the bonds of family, and their own strength, run deeper than they ever knew possible.
“The Gaither sisters are an irresistible trio. Williams-Garcia excels at conveying defining moments of American society from their point of view.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
African Americans -- Fiction
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction
Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction
Conduct of life
Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction
Family life -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn -- Fiction
Family life -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn -- Juvenile fiction
Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Girls & Women
Girls & Women -- JUVENILE FICTION
Girls -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction
Letters -- Juvenile fiction
Mothers -- Juvenile fiction
Multigenerational -- Family
New York (State) -- New York -- Brooklyn
Prejudice & Racism
Prejudice & Racism -- Social Issues
Sisters -- Fiction
Sisters -- Juvenile fiction
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|Grouping Title||p s be eleven|
|Grouping Author||rita williams garcia|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2023-01-30 04:00:50AM|
|Last Indexed||2023-01-30 04:53:40AM|