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P.S. Be Eleven (2013)

by Rita Williams-Garcia(Favorite Author)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 3
0061938629 (ISBN13: 9780061938627)
Gaither Sisters
review 1: I gave this book a five stars instead of four because I was surprised how much I really liked it. Although this is the second Gaither Sisters book, it stands alone and I didn't not read the first one. The writing was incredible and took you back to Brooklyn during the late sixties and early seventies. The characters are also very realistic and engaging and you want to know how they make out because its not always easy for them. Honestly, part of the reason I didn't read the first book was because I wasn't interested in historical fiction about the black panthers, but the history in this book is amazing. The voting age was still 21, the idea of a woman candidate was beyond most people's realm of possibility and yet Shirley Chisolm is elected to Congress. Absolutely m... morearvelous.
review 2: Great historical novel of the Black Power movement in the 1960's as seen through the eyes of a young girl whose mother is a poet in the movement. The tension between the older generation of so-called Negroes and their culture clash with the new generations of Black and Proud family members is depicted well using believable, sympathetic characters. This book is sad and realistic about the effect on families of veterans coming home from Vietnam in a bad way. I couldn't wait to read this sequel as soon as I put the first book, ONE CRAZY SUMMER, down. less
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This spunky girl would be an inspiration for all young girls. The time period is covered nicely.
I may have liked this one better than the first. Garcia never disappoints.
Not as good as the first book but still quite enjoyable.
I thought this was better than One Crazy Summer. :)
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