P.S. Be Eleven

By WILLIAMS-GARCIA, Rita

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ISBN
978-0-06-193862-7 978-0-06-193863-4 978-0-06-220850-7
Publisher
HarperCollins Amistad


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on June 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 4–7—After their life-changing summer in Oakland with their poet-activist mother, related in One Crazy Summer (HarperCollins, 2010), sisters Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern find it difficult to readjust to life in Brooklyn. In addition to their grandmother's strict expectations, the girls must navigate the return of their uncle from Vietnam, their father's new romantic relationship, and their own uncontrollable love for the Jackson Five. Delphin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on June 1, 2013

Against Big Ma's objections, in One Crazy Summer (rev. 3/10) Delphine and her sisters Vonetta and Fern flew off to Oakland to get to know their mother, Cecile, and learned about the Black Panthers. Here, they've returned, and before they even get home to Bedford-Stuyvesant, they outrage Big Ma, making a "grand Negro spectacle" of themselves at the airport by refusing to be invisible and docile. For Delphine, this new stage of life is tricky to maneuver. Pa is suddenly happy, with a new "lady friend"; their uncle returns from Vietnam ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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