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Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us
Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation

by Sheila Weller

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2008-04-08
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN : 0743491475
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A colorful and intimate portrait of three of the twentieth century's most important musical artists offers a female perspective on coming of age during the 1960s as viewed through the lives and careers of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon, capturing the three women's diverse backgrounds, their individual personalities, and their seminal contribution to modern music. 125,000 first printing.

Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us
A Book

by Randi Pink

  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release : 2019-10-29
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 125015586X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Girls Like Us, Randi Pink masterfully weaves four lives into a larger story–as timely as ever–about a woman’s right to choose her future. Four teenage girls. Four different stories. What they all have in common is that they’re dealing with unplanned pregnancies. In rural Georgia, Izella is wise beyond her years, but burdened with the responsibility of her older sister, Ola, who has found out she’s pregnant. Their young neighbor, Missippi, is also pregnant, but doesn’t fully understand the extent of her predicament. When her father sends her to Chicago to give birth, she meets the final narrator, Susan, who is white and the daughter of an anti-choice senator.

Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us
Forty Extraordinary Women Celebrate Girlhood in Story, Poetry, and Song

by Gina Misiroglu

  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release : 2010-10-14
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1577312856
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We all have moments from childhood that have molded our perceptions of ourselves and our lives. In Girls Like Us forty accomplished and influential women share these tender and uplifting moments from their own childhoods and teenage years. Isabel Allende tells of her parents' priceless gift in encouraging her to express her creativity; Faye Wattleton describes how a checkered and difficult childhood shaped her into the determined leader she is today; novelist Amy Tan explores the life of a young girl and her relationship to her mother in The Joy Luck Club. The book includes photographs of some of the contributors at the age they appear in their stories, as well as brief biographies of each. Girls Like Us celebrates the poignant coming-of-age moments experienced by prominent women of this century. This book is a great anthology for everyone wishing to cultivate and remember what it is to be young again.

Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us
A Book

by Cristina Alger

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2019-07-02
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0525535810
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Instant New York Times Bestseller From the New York Times bestselling author of The Banker's Wife, worlds collide when an FBI agent investigates a string of grisly murders on Long Island that raises the impossible question: What happens when the primary suspect is your father? FBI Agent Nell Flynn hasn't been home in ten years. Nell and her father, Homicide Detective Martin Flynn, have never had much of a relationship. And Suffolk County will always be awash in memories of her mother, Marisol, who was murdered when Nell was just seven. When Martin Flynn dies in a motorcycle accident, Nell returns to the house she grew up in so that she can spread her father's ashes and close his estate. At the behest of her father's partner, Detective Lee Davis, Nell becomes involved in an investigation into the murders of two young women in Suffolk County. The further Nell digs, the more likely it seems to her that her father should be the prime suspect--and that his friends on the police force are covering his tracks. Plagued by doubts about her mother's murder--and her own role in exonerating her father in that case--Nell can't help but ask questions about who killed Ria Ruiz and Adriana Marques and why. But she may not like the answers she finds--not just about those she loves, but about herself.

Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us
A Book

by Gail Giles

  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release : 2014-05-27
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0763670189
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A 2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner With gentle humor and unflinching realism, Gail Giles tells the gritty, ultimately hopeful story of two special ed teenagers entering the adult world. We understand stuff. We just learn it slow. And most of what we understand is that people what ain’t Speddies think we too stupid to get out our own way. And that makes me mad. Quincy and Biddy are both graduates of their high school’s special ed program, but they couldn’t be more different: suspicious Quincy faces the world with her fists up, while gentle Biddy is frightened to step outside her front door. When they’re thrown together as roommates in their first "real world" apartment, it initially seems to be an uneasy fit. But as Biddy’s past resurfaces and Quincy faces a harrowing experience that no one should have to go through alone, the two of them realize that they might have more in common than they thought — and more important, that they might be able to help each other move forward. Hard-hitting and compassionate, Girls Like Us is a story about growing up in a world that can be cruel, and finding the strength — and the support — to carry on.

The Ones You Love to Hate; Girls Like Us

The Ones You Love to Hate; Girls Like Us
A Book

by LaDarrien Gillette,Kayla Williams

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2007-06-01
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1430327995
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Talk about a dilemma. Candice's dad has just become a big time movie director and he's moving her and her mom to the almighty Beverly Hills. There she finds herself in a big mess of the rich, popular and beautiful. Through all of the boyfriend stealing, and backstabbing Candice tries to hold her own when she meets the queen bee, Holly and her infamous followers.

Smart Girls Like Me

Smart Girls Like Me
A Book

by Diane Vadino

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2007-10-02
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1429987510
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a story about what happens when you are twenty-four years old and it is 1999 and you are quite certain that everyone on the planet has been invited to super-fun New Year's Eve orgies, except you, because you were too busy making plans for the end of the world---courtesy of God or militiamen or your best friend and her ridiculous wedding in the middle of the South Pacific. This is a story about what happens when you think and truly mean things like "I don't care if the world ends, as long as it ends before this stupid wedding." There is sex, albeit awkward and tentative. There are drugs, however illegal. There is very little rock and roll, but there is, of course, a wedding, and possibly a heroine: Betsy Nilssen, who, daily, finds herself in the sort of Manhattan workplace frequently filled with fashion models, few of whom have spilled milk on their jeans. She has a best friend named Bridget, and all Betsy wants is to escape the coming apocalypse by fleeing with Bridget to New Zealand, where they could kayak through fjords and make out with surfers. But two things happen: Bridget deserts Betsy---if by that we mean that Bridget accepts her boyfriend's proposal of marriage---and Betsy meets the man of her quite literal dreams, possibly the only person who might assuage the terrifying fact of Bridget's wedding while simultaneously distracting her from the end of the world---er, year. This is a story about the risks and the rewards of becoming the next and better you, whoever that person might be. It is a story about what happens when you love tremendously and desperately and occasionally unwisely. And it is a story of that one friend: your phone-a-friend with the definition of a tangelo at the ready, the one you call when the world is ending, the one you need, finally, more than any other person on the planet.

For Black Girls Like Me

For Black Girls Like Me
A Book

by Mariama J. Lockington

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release : 2019-07-30
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0374308063
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this lyrical coming-of-age story about family, sisterhood, music, race, and identity, Mariama J. Lockington draws on some of the emotional truths from her own experiences growing up with an adoptive white family. I am a girl but most days I feel like a question mark. Makeda June Kirkland is eleven years old, adopted, and black. Her parents and big sister are white, and even though she loves her family very much, Makeda often feels left out. When Makeda's family moves from Maryland to New Mexico, she leaves behind her best friend, Lena— the only other adopted black girl she knows— for a new life. In New Mexico, everything is different. At home, Makeda’s sister is too cool to hang out with her anymore and at school, she can’t seem to find one real friend. Through it all, Makeda can’t help but wonder: What would it feel like to grow up with a family that looks like me? Through singing, dreaming, and writing secret messages back and forth with Lena, Makeda might just carve a small place for herself in the world. For Black Girls Like Me is for anyone who has ever asked themselves: How do you figure out where you are going if you don’t know where you came from?

Girls Like Me

Girls Like Me
A Book

by Kristin Butcher

  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release : 2019-08-27
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1459820576
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After accepting a ride home, sixteen-year-old Emma Kennedy is raped by a boy from school. But handsome, popular Ross Schroeder tells everyone the sex was consensual, and Emma is immediately branded as a slut. Even Emma's best friend, Jen, doesn't believe Emma's version of events. In fact, she is angry with Emma because she feels betrayed. After all, she liked Ross first. But when Ross starts showing interest in Jen, Emma knows she will have to find a way to get Jen to believe that she really is in grave danger. Before it's too late.

Boys and Girls Like You and Me

Boys and Girls Like You and Me
Stories

by Aryn Kyle

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-04-20
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781439109687
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ARYN KYLE, whose award-winning novel The God of Animals was hailed as "reason for readers to rejoice" (USA Today), turns her gift for storytelling to the lives of girls and women in this spectacular collection. These eleven stories showcase Kyle’s keen eye for character, her humor, and her uncanny grasp of the loneliness, selfishness, and longing that underlie female experience. In "Nine," a young girl given to exaggeration escapes a humiliating ninth birthday celebration with the help of her father’s new girlfriend. The dubious benefits of sleeping with one’s boss are revealed when a bookstore manager defends an employee from an irate customer in the hilarious "Sex Scenes from a Chain Bookstore." A raid on a neighbor’s meth lab strengthens the unlikely friendship between a solitary woman and a Goth teenage girl in "Boys and Girls Like You and Me." And in a notable exception to the rule, "Captain’s Club" features a boy whose devotion to a lonely woman transforms his cruise vacation. In moments electric with sudden harmony or ruthless indifference, the girls and women in this collection provoke, beguile, and entertain. Writing with remarkable tenderness and wisdom, Kyle gives us a collection radiant with bittersweet revelations and startling insights, and secures her reputation as a major young talent.

Girls Like Me

Girls Like Me
A Book

by Teri Louise Kelly

  • Publisher : Wakefield Press
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 1862548684
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first collection of poetry from Teri Louise Kelly showcases the methodology of an author whose life has been lived both within, and beyond, the borders of the binary system. A volume that is simultaneously coy, overt, reflective and sentimental. Featuring collaborative works with four of Adelaide's leading poets, Girls Like Me is an ethereal eulogy to fifty years of having to suck in oxygen, and, more critically, an anthology that delivers an unequivocal declaration of independence from an independent entity still kicking after all those strange years.

Ethereal

Ethereal
A Book

by SALONI SHAH

  • Publisher : Spectrum of thoughts
  • Release : 2021-02-06
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Awkward Politics

Awkward Politics
Technologies of Popfeminist Activism

by Carrie Smith-Prei

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 2016-05-01
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0773598979
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The increased use of digital tools for political activism has triggered heated debates about the effectiveness of digital campaigns for political change and feminist causes. While technology’s immediacy and transnational reach have broadened the potential impact of activism, it has, at the same time, complicated the goals, materiality, and consumption of feminist actions. In Awkward Politics, Carrie Smith-Prei and Maria Stehle suggest that awkwardness offers a means of engaging with twenty-first century feminist activism by accounting for the uncertainty of popfeminist moments and movements, its sometimes illegible meanings, affects, and aesthetics. By investigating transnational media ranging from popfeminist performance art, music, street activism, blogs, and hashtags to literature, film, academic theory, and protests, the authors demonstrate that viewing activist art through the lens of awkwardness can yield a nuanced critique. By developing awkwardness into a theoretical tool for intervention, a key concept of feminist politics, and a moving target, this innovative study dramatically alters the ways in which we approach activism, its forms, movements, and effects. It also suggests a broad range of applicability, from social movements to the academy. Breaking new ground through the intersections of technology, consumerism, and the political in popfeminist work, Awkward Politics highlights the urgency of feminist politics and activism.

Girls Like Me

Girls Like Me
A Book

by Lola StVil

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0544868145
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight, and threats from a girl bully in school. When she falls in love with Blake, a mysterious boy online, insecure Shay doesn't want to tell him who she is. But with the help of her two best friends, as well as an assist by Kermit and Miss Piggy, ultimately Shay and Blake’s love prevails. Girls Like Me is a fun and fresh poetic take on teen angst, social media and online anonymity, and high school romance.

Girls Like Us! Season 4

Girls Like Us! Season 4
Girls Like Us Quatro

by Anike Bay

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2015-12-07
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781441437853
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The fourth book [season] of a continuing story about four friends (Keisha, Zoi', Diane, and AJ). Zoi' and Keisha role play during their sexual escapades. Zoi' finds out what happens when she plays hooky from church just to hang out with her friends, and Keisha decides to withhold sex from Zoi in order to get her to act right. Meanwhile, AJ tries to redeem herself after getting caught cheating on Diane, her wife of ten years who just happens to be pregnant with their child. Diane goes into labor and opts for a Lamaze partner other than AJ to help her deliver her son. Later, Diane pays AJ back further when Diane and her long-time friend Boston enjoy a sexual "moment" -- Diane and Boston have passionate sex (a brief fling), but then they go their separate ways. But then Diane turns around within hours and fucks AJ . . . Hmmm. How does that work?

Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us
Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself

by Rachel Lloyd

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2011-04-19
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0062105744
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Powerfully raw, deeply moving, and utterly authentic. Rachel Lloyd has turned a personal atrocity into triumph and is nothing less than a true hero.... Never again will you look at young girls on the street as one of 'those' women—you will only see little girls that are girls just like us." —Demi Moore, actress and activist With the power and verity of First They Killed My Father and A Long Way Gone, Rachel Lloyd’s riveting survivor story is the true tale of her hard-won escape from the commercial sex industry and her bold founding of GEMS, New York City’s Girls Education and Mentoring Service, to help countless other young girls escape "the life." Lloyd’s unflinchingly honest memoir is a powerful and unforgettable story of inhuman abuse, enduring hope, and the promise of redemption.

Black Diamond Queens

Black Diamond Queens
African American Women and Rock and Roll

by Maureen Mahon

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2020-10-09
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : 1478012773
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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African American women have played a pivotal part in rock and roll—from laying its foundations and singing chart-topping hits to influencing some of the genre's most iconic acts. Despite this, black women's importance to the music's history has been diminished by narratives of rock as a mostly white male enterprise. In Black Diamond Queens, Maureen Mahon draws on recordings, press coverage, archival materials, and interviews to document the history of African American women in rock and roll between the 1950s and the 1980s. Mahon details the musical contributions and cultural impact of Big Mama Thornton, LaVern Baker, Betty Davis, Tina Turner, Merry Clayton, Labelle, the Shirelles, and others, demonstrating how dominant views of gender, race, sexuality, and genre affected their careers. By uncovering this hidden history of black women in rock and roll, Mahon reveals a powerful sonic legacy that continues to reverberate into the twenty-first century.

HandiLand

HandiLand
The Crippest Place on Earth

by Elizabeth A Wheeler

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 2019-08-13
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 0472054201
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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HandiLand looks at young adult novels, fantasy series, graphic memoirs, and picture books of the last 25 years in which characters with disabilities take center stage for the first time. These books take what others regard as weaknesses—for instance, Harry Potter’s headaches or Hazel Lancaster’s oxygen tank—and redefine them as part of the hero’s journey. HandiLand places this movement from sidekick to hero in the political contexts of disability rights movements in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ghana. Elizabeth A. Wheeler invokes the fantasy of HandiLand, an ideal society ready for young people with disabilities before they get there, as a yardstick to measure how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go toward the goal of total inclusion. The book moves through the public spaces young people with disabilities have entered, including schools, nature, and online communities. As a disabled person and parent of children with disabilities, Wheeler offers an inside look into families who collude with their kids in shaping a better world. Moving, funny, and beautifully written, HandiLand: The Crippest Place on Earth is the definitive study of disability in contemporary literature for young readers.

Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us
A Book

by Gail Giles

  • Publisher : Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Release : 2015-10-13
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780763680282
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Graduating from their school's special education program, Quincy and Biddy are placed together in their first independent apartment and discover unexpected things they have in common in the face of past challenges and a harrowing trauma.

Who Killed Jimmy Dammit?

Who Killed Jimmy Dammit?
A Book

by Martin Avery

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1257645064
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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