P.S. Be Eleven

P.S. Be Eleven

Synopsis

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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Chapters

  • 001 PS Be Eleven-A GrandNegroSpectacle

    Duration: 14min

  • 002 PS Be Eleven-Oppression

    Duration: 08min

  • 003 PS Be Eleven-MyGirl

    Duration: 09min

  • 004 PS Be Eleven-HerkimerStreet

    Duration: 06min

  • 005 PS Be Eleven-HeckleandJeckle

    Duration: 06min

  • 006 PS Be Eleven-MyDarlingDaughters

    Duration: 07min

  • 007 PS Be Eleven-PSBeElleven

    Duration: 11min

  • 008 PS Be Eleven-MeetingMissHendrix

    Duration: 10min

  • 009 PS Be Eleven-ToandfromCedile

    Duration: 06min

  • 010 PS Be Eleven-SchoolShopping

    Duration: 07min

  • 011 PS Be Eleven-IWantYouBack

    Duration: 09min

  • 012 PS Be Eleven-AtMadisonSquareGarden

    Duration: 13min

  • 013 PS Be Eleven-Doves

    Duration: 06min

  • 014 PS Be Eleven-TheMummyJar

    Duration: 06min

  • 015 PS Be Eleven-GradeSix

    Duration: 08min

  • 016 PS Be Eleven-THeSubjectWasZambia

    Duration: 13min

  • 017 PS Be Eleven-YourMother.Nzila

    Duration: 02min

  • 018 PS Be Eleven-Hooah

    Duration: 09min

  • 019 PS Be Eleven-UncleD'sBag

    Duration: 06min

  • 020 PS Be Eleven-Half-moonsandSquiggles

    Duration: 11min

  • 021 PS Be Eleven-BrooklynMagic

    Duration: 07min

  • 022 PS Be Eleven-SonyBonoHasaBigNose

    Duration: 07min

  • 023 PS Be Eleven-ChinuaAchebe

    Duration: 07min

  • 024 PS Be Eleven-SickVisit

    Duration: 05min

  • 025 PS Be Eleven-ThroughtheGrapevine

    Duration: 03min

  • 026 PS Be Eleven-JackandtheGiant

    Duration: 06min

  • 027 PS Be Eleven-Twelve

    Duration: 12min

  • 028 PS Be Eleven-HeeHawSquareDance

    Duration: 09min

  • 029 PS Be Eleven-SuitedtoBePresident

    Duration: 09min

  • 030 PS Be Eleven-SweetieandHoney

    Duration: 09min

  • 031 PS Be Eleven-True-Blue

    Duration: 05min

  • 032 PS Be Eleven-ChangeofSeasons

    Duration: 07min

  • 033 PS Be Eleven-AnotherDrumroll

    Duration: 09min

  • 034 PS Be Eleven-TasteofPower

    Duration: 05min

  • 035 PS Be Eleven-NeveronaSunday

    Duration: 09min

  • 036 PS Be Eleven-MyGirls

    Duration: 05min

  • 037 PS Be Eleven-I'mNotMuhammad

    Duration: 04min

  • 038 PS Be Eleven-Quick-Fast-in-a-Hurry

    Duration: 07min

  • 039 PS Be Eleven-EveryGood-bye

    Duration: 07min

  • 040 PS Be Eleven-MerryLikeChristmas

    Duration: 09min

  • 041 PS Be Eleven-Real

    Duration: 07min

  • 042 PS Be Eleven-OnAtlanticAvenue

    Duration: 08min

  • 043 PS Be Eleven-Dance,GradeSix

    Duration: 16min

  • 044 PS Be Eleven-Who'sLovingYou

    Duration: 10min

  • 045 PS Be Eleven-Credits

    Duration: 32s

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    Duration: 01min