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📒Girls Like Us ✍ Sheila Weller
✏Girls Like Us Book Summary : 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 ✍ Rachel Lloyd
✏Girls Like Us Book Summary : "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.
📒Girls Like Us ✍ Gina Misiroglu
✏Girls Like Us Book Summary : 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 ✍ Randi Pink
✏Girls Like Us Book Summary : 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 ✍ Cristina Alger
✏Girls Like Us Book Summary : What happens when your father is the prime suspect in a murder case? 'Full of surprises you truly don't see coming' HARLAN COBEN 'Instantly gripping and compulsively readable' RILEY SAGER ******************************** FBI Agent Nell Flynn is about to work the most personal case of her life. Back home for the first time in a decade, Nell is getting ready to close the family estate after her father's death. But there's one piece of unfinished business. Her father, a homicide detective, was investigating the murders of two young women. Now his partner has asked for Nell's help. Nell soon realises that her father should be the prime suspect, and that his friends on the force are covering for him. With no idea who she can trust, Nell also starts to question events that took place when she was a child. Could it be that the answers she so desperately needs are buried deep within her own memory? What READERS are saying about GIRLS LIKE US 'I devoured every page of this novel, and stayed up way past my bedtime, because walking away wasn't an option' 'GIRLS LIKE US is a solid 5 star read!' 'I really couldn't put the book down as I followed Nell searching for answers' 'An excellent thriller!' 'This was a great pager turner and I had a hard time putting in down' 'I particularly enjoyed all of the strong, smart female characters. I was sorry for it to end!' What REVIEWERS are saying about GIRLS LIKE US 'Alger expertly ratchets up the suspense all the way to the explosive finale' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'Tension becomes nearly unbearable as Nell realizes she truly can't trust anyone' KIRKUS REVIEWS 'GIRLS LIKE US is a smart thriller that will keep you guessing' POPSUGAR
📒Girls Like Us ✍ Gail Giles
✏Girls Like Us Book Summary : 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.
📒Triathlon For Girls Like Us ✍ Gloria Safar
✏Triathlon for Girls Like Us Book Summary : What you need to know for having a great time in your triathlon. - Expert opinions - Training plans - How to avoid injuries - Nutrition And much more
📒The Ones You Love To Hate Girls Like Us ✍ LaDarrien Gillette
✏The Ones You Love to Hate Girls Like Us Book Summary : 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.
📒Running For Girls Like Us ✍ Gloria Safar
✏Running for Girls Like Us Book Summary : Running is a great way to enhance your health and wellness, improve your self-esteem, and gain a sense of accomplishment. Although running may seem simple to some, it can present a whole new world of training, stretching, nutrition, and balance to take on a running lifestyle. But when it comes down to it, everyone can be a lifelong runner if they have the right knowledge and tools. With expert tips and advice specifically addressing women, this book is the perfect companion for novice, veteran, and returning runners alike.
📒Just Like Us ✍ Helen Thorpe
✏Just Like Us Book Summary : A powerful and moving account of four young women from Mexico who have lived most of their lives in the United States and attend the same high school. Two of them have legal documentation and two do not. Just Like Us is their story. A stunning work of in-depth journalism in the tradition of Random Family, Helen Thorpe's Just Like Us takes us deep into an American subculture -- that of Mexican immigrants -- largely hidden from the mainstream. We meet four girls on the eve of their senior prom, in Denver, Colorado. Each is bright and ambitious and an excellent student. Their leader, Marisela, dazzles teachers during the day and spends her evenings checking groceries to help pay the bills. She dreams of college and a professional career -- but she doesn't have a green card or a Social Security number because her parents brought her across the border illegally. Marisela's best friend, Yadira, shares her predicament. But they spend all of their time with two girls who are legal -- Elissa, who was born in the United States, and Clara, who has a green card. Each of the girls views the others as her equals, yet the world does not treat them that way. Their situation becomes increasingly painful and complex as the four young women approach adulthood, and Marisela and Yadira watch their two legal friends gain opportunities that are not available to them. All four hold American aspirations, but only Clara and Elissa have the documents necessary to realize those hopes. Their friendship starts to divide along lines of immigration status. Then a political firestorm begins. An illegal immigrant commits a horrendous crime in Denver, and a local congressman seizes on the act as proof of all that is wrong with American society. Arguments over immigration rage fiercely, and the girls' lives play out against a backdrop of intense debate over whether they have any right to live in the country where they have grown up. This brilliant, fast-paced work of narrative journalism is a vivid coming-of-age story about girlhood, friendship, and, most of all, identity -- what it means to fake an identity, steal an identity, or inherit an identity from one's parents and country. No matter what one's opinions are about immigration, Just Like Us offers fascinating insight into one of our most complicated social issues today. The girls, their families, those who welcome them, and those who object to their presence all must grapple with the same deep dilemma: Who is an American? Who gets to live in America? And what happens when we don't agree?