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P.S. Be Eleven

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?

The historical novel, set in the 1960s, features vivid characters, insight into family relationships, and a strong sense of place.

This sequel to the award-winning One Crazy Summer is sure to delight readers. The trilogy concludes with the 2015 release Gone Crazy In Alabama.

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"Set against the tumultuous, yet vibrant, backdrop of the late 1960s—as Nixon campaigns against Humphrey and the Jackson Five are poised to play Madison Square Garden—the story is vividly narrated by Delphine, who reluctantly learns to ease control over her sisters and comes to a tough realization: 'Twelve makes you know better than to wish for things that only eleven would wish hard for.'" -- Ann Kelley, Booklist

Product Details

Recommended Age 9 - 13
Author Rita Williams-Garcia
ISBN 0061938629
Publication Date May 21, 2013
Publisher Amistad
Award Winners Coretta Scott King Award
Series Name The Gaither Sisters
Language English