• P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia

P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia


After spending the summer with their mother and the Black Panthers, Delphine, Vonetta and Fern return to Brooklyn with a newfound streak of independence. That doesn’t sit well with Big Ma, who doesn’t like the way things are changing.
  Neither does Delphine. Pa has a new girlfriend. Uncle Darnell comes home from Vietnam, but he’s not the same. And her new sixth-grade teacher isn’t any fun, stylish Miss Honeywell – it’s Mr. Mwila, a stern exchange teacher from Zambia.
  But the one thing that doesn’t change during this turbulent year is the advice that Delphine receives from her mother who reminds her not to grow up too fast. To be eleven while she can. © 274 pages
  Paperback published in 2013