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P.S. Be eleven

Author: Rita Williams-Garcia; Laura Lyn DiSiena; Amistad (Firm),; HarperCollins (Firm),
Publisher: New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
FICTION / Historical
CULTURAL HERITAGE / Multicultural
FICTION / Family / General
Fiction
Juvenile works
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Bildungsromane
Juvenile fiction
Sisters
African Americans
Letters
Mothers
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Williams-Garcia, Rita.
P.S. be eleven.
New York : Amistad, 2013
(OCoLC)845071550
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Williams-Garcia; Laura Lyn DiSiena; Amistad (Firm),; HarperCollins (Firm),
ISBN: 9780061938627 0061938629 9780061938634 0061938637 9780061938641 0061938645
OCLC Number: 846490631
Notes: Sequel to: One crazy summer.
"Typography by Laura DiSiena."--Title page verso.
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, 2014.
Target Audience: Ages 8-12.
Description: [8], 274 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A grand Negro spectacle --
Opression --
My girl --
Herkimer Street --
Heckle and Jeckle --
My darling daughters --
P.S. be eleven --
Meeting Miss Hendrix --
To and from Cecile --
School shopping --
I want you back --
At Madison Square Garden --
Doves --
The mummy jar --
Grade six --
The subject was Zambia --
Your mother. Nzila --
Hooah --
Uncle D's bag --
Half-moons and squiggles --
Brooklyn magic --
Sonny Bono has a big nose --
Chinua Achebe --
Sick visit --
Through the grapevine --
Jack and the giant --
Twelve --
Hee Haw square dance --
Suited to be president --
Sweetie and honey --
True-blue --
Change of seasons --
Another drumroll --
Taste of power --
Never on a Sunday --
My girls --
I'm not Muhammad --
Quick-fast-in-a-hurry --
Every good-bye --
Merry like Christmas --
Real --
On Atlantic Avenue --
Dance, grade six --
Who's loving you?
Other Titles: P.S. Be 11
Responsibility: by Rita Williams-Garcia.

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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,  Read more...

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"This thoughtful story, told with humor and heart, rings with the rhythms and the dilemmas of the '60s through characters real enough to touch." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Funny, wise, Read more...

 
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Eleven is Exciting

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2014-02-20) Good Permalink

This book is about three African American girls who want to see the Jackson Five live at Madison Square Garden.  This is a good book from an 11-year old's point of view.  A lot of surprises occur, including one at the 6th grade dance.

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