P.S. Be Eleven

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The Gaither sisters are back in Brooklyn, where changes large and small come to their household as they grow up during the turbulent 1960s.
Authors: Williams-Garcia, Rita
Statement of Responsibility: by Rita Williams-Garcia
Title: P.S. Be eleven
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 274 pages ; 22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Sequel to: One crazy summer
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.
Audience: Ages 8-12
Subject Headings: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) History 20th century Fiction African Americans Juvenile fiction Letters Juvenile fiction Mothers Juvenile fiction Sisters Juvenile fiction Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.) Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Topical Term: African Americans
Black author
Local Subject Heading: Black author
LCCN: 2013021814
ISBN: 9780061938627
Branch Call Number: J FIC W
Research Call Number: Sc D 14-194
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Jun 12, 2013
  • JCLBrownM rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

In this sequel to One Crazy Summer, the Gaither sister are back in Brooklyn with their father and grandmother after spending the summer with their poet-mother who was involved with The Black Panthers. I didn't find this story nearly as compelling as the first, but Williams-Garcia does a great job of revealing the race, gender and political issues of the late 1960's in this historical novel.


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