P.S. Be Eleven
Rita Williams-Garcia (A)
List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Series Book 2 / Fiction / Siblings / Family - 2013)
Description: Rita Williams-Garcia much-anticipated middle-grade novel P.S. Be Eleven, winner of Coretta Scott King Award, is the sequel to her New York Times bestseller One Crazy Summer, a Newberry Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award.
Description: Eleven-year-old Brooklyn girl Delphine feels overwhelmed with worries and responsibilities. She just started sixth grade and is self-conscious about being the tallest girl in the class, and nervous about her first school dance. She 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? (240 pgs) Ages 8-12 Grade Level: 4 - 7 Lexile Measure: 750
The historical novel, set in the 1960s, features vivid characters, insight into family relationships, and a strong sense of place.
Ashay says, "P.S. Be Eleven is funny and interesting and the characters are complex just enough. I hope Ms. Garcia continues the series. I think pre-teens will really enjoy reading this book. Must have for the classroom and library!"
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.1 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces