P.S. Be Eleven

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P.S. Be Eleven

by Rita Williams-Garcia

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | May 13, 2013 | Hardcover

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Things are changing in the Gaither household. After soaking up a "power to the people" mind-set over the summer, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern return to Brooklyn with a newfound streak of independence. Pa has a girlfriend. Uncle Darnell is home from Vietnam, but he''s not the same. And a new singing group called the Jackson Five has the girls seeing stars.

But the one thing that doesn''t change? Big Ma still expects Delphine to keep everything together. That''s even harder now that her sisters refuse to be bossed around, and now that Pa''s girlfriend voices her own opinions about things. Through letters, Delphine confides in her mother, who reminds her not to grow up too fast. To be eleven while she can.

An outstanding successor to the Newbery Honor BookOne Crazy Summer,P.S. Be Elevenstands on its own as a moving, funny story of three sisters growing up amid the radical change of the 1960s, beautifully written by the inimitable Rita Williams-Garcia.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages, 8.63 × 5.88 × 0.99 in

Published: May 13, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061938629

ISBN - 13: 9780061938627

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P.S. Be Eleven

by Rita Williams-Garcia

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages, 8.63 × 5.88 × 0.99 in

Published: May 13, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061938629

ISBN - 13: 9780061938627

About the Book

In this exquisite sequel to the "New York Times" bestseller "One Crazy Summer"Na Newbery Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King AwardNthe Gaither sisters return to Brooklyn and find that changes large and small have come to their home.

From the Publisher

Things are changing in the Gaither household. After soaking up a "power to the people" mind-set over the summer, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern return to Brooklyn with a newfound streak of independence. Pa has a girlfriend. Uncle Darnell is home from Vietnam, but he''s not the same. And a new singing group called the Jackson Five has the girls seeing stars.

But the one thing that doesn''t change? Big Ma still expects Delphine to keep everything together. That''s even harder now that her sisters refuse to be bossed around, and now that Pa''s girlfriend voices her own opinions about things. Through letters, Delphine confides in her mother, who reminds her not to grow up too fast. To be eleven while she can.

An outstanding successor to the Newbery Honor BookOne Crazy Summer,P.S. Be Elevenstands on its own as a moving, funny story of three sisters growing up amid the radical change of the 1960s, beautifully written by the inimitable Rita Williams-Garcia.

About the Author

Rita Williams-Garcia is aNew York Timesbestselling author and winner of the PEN/Norma Klein Award. She is the author ofOne Crazy Summer, which was a Newbery Honor Book, a Coretta Scott King Award winner, a Scott O''Dell Award winner, and a National Book Award finalist. She is also the author of six distinguished novels for young adults:Jumped, a National Book Award finalist;No Laughter Here;Every Time a Rainbow Dies, aPublishers WeeklyBest Children''s Book; andFast Talk on a Slow Track(all ALA Best Books for Young Adults);Blue Tights; andLike Sisters on the Homefront. The latter was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and was chosen as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a best book of the year by ALABooklist,School Library Journal,The Bulletin of the Center for Children''s Books,The Horn Book, andPublishers Weekly. Rita Williams-Garcia lives in Jamaica, New York, is on the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children & Young Adults Program, and has two adult daughters, Stephanie and Michelle, and a son-in-law, Adam.

Editorial Reviews

"..the Gaither sisters are an irresistible trio. Williams-Garcia excels at conveying defining moments of American society from their point of view-this is historical fiction that''s as full of heart as it is of heartbreak." (Publishers Weekly (starred review))