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P.S. Be Eleven

Rita Williams-Garcia

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 Book One Crazy Summer, P.S. Be Eleven stands 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.

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 Book One Crazy Summer, P.S. Be Eleven stands 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.
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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 Book One Crazy Summer, P.S. Be Eleven stands 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sisi Aisha Johnson

Length:

6h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:34