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P.S. Be eleven / by Rita Williams-Garcia.

By: Williams-Garcia, Rita [author.].
Contributor(s): DiSiena, Laura Lyn [typographer.] | Amistad (Firm) [publisher.] | HarperCollins (Firm) [publisher.].
Material type: TextTextEdition: First edition.Description: [8], 274 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780061938627; 0061938629; 9780061938634; 0061938637.Other title: P.S. Be 11.Subject(s): Sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | African Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Letters -- Juvenile fiction | Mothers -- Juvenile fiction | Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction | Girls -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction | Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fictionAdditional physical formats: Online version:: P.S. be eleven.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.W6713 | Paam 2013Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, 2014.Summary: The Gaither sisters are back in Brooklyn, where changes large and small come to their household as they grow up during the turbulent 1960s.
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CML Juvenile Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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Sequel to: One crazy summer.

"Typography by Laura DiSiena."--Title page verso.

The Gaither sisters are back in Brooklyn, where changes large and small come to their household as they grow up during the turbulent 1960s.

Ages 8-12.

Coretta Scott King Award, 2014.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-In Williams-Garcia's sequel (2013) to her Coretta Scott King award-winning One Crazy Summer (2010, both Amistad), the three Gaither sisters-Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern-return home to Brooklyn after an eventful 28-day reunion with their estranged poet mother in Oakland, California. They are full of "Power to the People" and independence as they finish up their summer and begin another school year. Told through the eyes of sixth grader Delphine, the eldest sister, listeners join the girls as they navigate the changes in their lives during 1968, including the return of their beloved Uncle Darnell from Vietnam who just isn't the same, their Pa's new girlfriend, and the arrival of the Jackson Five on the music scene. Delphine confides her worries and thoughts in letters to her mother, who reminds her daughter not to grow up to fast-to "be eleven." The novel has strong African-American female characters. The Gaither girls mature and adapt to the changes happening around them. Sisi Aisha Johnson does a superb job of creating a unique voice for each character. The sisters like to finish each other sentences, and Johnson's distinct vocal changes keep each girl's voice clear. She captures the humorous moments as easily as the thoughtful ones, producing a smile one moment and bringing tears to your eyes the next. Featuring an excellent text and superb narration, this is a must-have for school and public libraries looking for well-written historical fiction offering insight into the African-American experience of the 1960s as seen through a young girl's eyes.-Terri Norstrom, Cary Area Library, IL (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Rita Williams-Garcia graduated from Hofstra University. She has written several books including Blue Tights, Every Time a Rainbow Dies, Fast Talk on a Slow Track, One Crazy Summer, and No Laughter Here. Like Sisters on the Homefront was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She won the PEN/Norma Klein Award. She currently teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children and Young Adults Program. She won the Coretta Scott King awards in 2016 with her title Gone Crazy in Alabama in the author category. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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