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The Book Girls Like Us
The Author Sheila Weller
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2008-04-08
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 584
ISBN 9780743491471
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Triathlon for Girls Like Us
The Author Gloria Safar
The Publisher Gloria Safar
Release Date2010-03-06
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 104
ISBN 9781450564977
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 Book Girls Like Us
The Author Gina Misiroglu
The Publisher New World Library
Release Date2010-10-14
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Pages 264
ISBN 9781577312857
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Girls Like Us
The Author Gail Giles
The Publisher Candlewick Press
Release Date2014-05-27
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 224
ISBN 9780763670184
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A 2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner. 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 Book The Ones You Love to Hate Girls Like Us
The Author LaDarrien Gillette
The Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date2007-06-01
Genre
Pages 176
ISBN 9781430327998
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Girls Like Us
The Author Rachel Lloyd
The Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date2011-04-19
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 288
ISBN 9780062105745
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "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.


The Book Girls Like Me
The Author Teri Louise Kelly
The Publisher Open Books
Release Date2010-03-13
Genre Poetry
Pages
ISBN 9781452458106
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Smart Girls Like Me
The Author Diane Vadino
The Publisher Macmillan
Release Date2007-10-02
Genre Fiction
Pages 272
ISBN 1429987510
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Girls Like Us Season 4
The Author Anike Bay
The Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date2015-12-07
Genre Fiction
Pages 212
ISBN 1441437851
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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?


The Book Het woud van de Pygmeeen
The Author Isabel Allende
The Publisher Wereldbibliotheek
Release Date2015-10-12
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789028441798
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Samen met Alexanders grootmoeder Kate Cold reizen Alexander en zijn vriendin Nadia naar Afrika voor een reportage over safari's. Al spoedig komen ze terecht in het woud van de pygmeeën, die onderdrukt worden door Bantoekoning Kosongo en tovenaar Sombe: de pygmeeën moeten ivoor, goud en edelstenen leveren, anders worden hun kinderen als slaven verkocht. Alexander en Nadia stellen alles in het werk om dit onrecht teniet te doen en de oude orde te herstellen. Ze komen terecht in hachelijke situaties, waaruit ze zich ten slotte op het nippertje uit weten te redden dankzij de jaguar en de adelaar, hun totemdieren. Tijdens hun avonturen beseffen Alexander en Nadia hoe zeer ze zich tot elkaar voelen aangetrokken, niet alleen als verwante zielen maar ook fysiek. Ook in dit laatste deel van de Jaguar- en Adelaartrilogie spelen thema's als respect voor het milieu en voor niet-westerse culturen, de verhouding tussen het rijke Westen en arme landen, de slavernij, de kindsoldaten, maar ook de diepere, spirituele kanten van de mens en zijn omgeving. Jong en oud zullen genieten van dit spannende verhaal dat zich afspeelt in een magische wereld, die door Isabel Allende als vanouds kleurrijk wordt verbeeldt. Het woud van de pygmeeën is het laatste deel van een avonturentrilogie voor jong en oud.


The Book Just Like Us
The Author Helen Thorpe
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2009-09-22
Genre Social Science
Pages 400
ISBN 9781439166253
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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?


The Book Girls Like Us
The Author Randi Pink
The Publisher Feiwel & Friends
Release Date2019-10-29
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Pages 320
ISBN 1250155851
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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. Randi Pink masterfully weaves four lives into a larger story – as timely as ever – about a woman’s right to choose her future.


The Book Girls Like Us Season 3
The Author Anike Bay
The Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date2012-11-12
Genre Fiction
Pages 246
ISBN 1448649749
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In "Girls Like Us! Season 3", Zoi' and Keisha are preparing to finally say "I do" at their lakeside home in Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago. Meanwhile, Zoi's best friend (and Keisha's sister) AJ gets caught cheating on her pregnant wife of ten years, Diane ? and all that COULD go wrong DOES go wrong! This is just another hysterical season of the ups and downs in the lives of two fine-ass best friends by the name of Zoi' and AJ, who just happen to be lesbians! Go figure!Photographer: Phunky Pho's


The Book Running for Girls Like Us
The Author Gloria Safar
The Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date2012-06-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 144
ISBN 1477514066
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Girls Like Us
The Author Cristina Alger
The Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons
Release Date2019-07-02
Genre
Pages 384
ISBN 0525535802
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From the celebrated and bestselling author of The Banker's Wife, worlds collide when a former 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 twelve 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 brutally 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 Hispanic 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 Ariana Marques and why. But she may not like the answers she finds--not just about those she loves, but about herself.


The Book Meeting Girls Like Us Book 2
The Author Barby Bailey
The Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date2018-02-25
Genre
Pages 228
ISBN 1984131117
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: While devout Christians revere the Bible, many tend to regard it as an allegorical text written thousands of years ago and ignore its relevance to modern life. In Meeting Girls like Us, Book 2: Old Testament Women, Barby Bailey takes the opposite approach. She analyzes the stories of six biblical heroines and uses them as inspirational examples of how modern women can cope with the many challenges around them. Not only does she bring these women to life, but she also regards them as sisters who have confronted and conquered similar problems. She tells us about Naomi, who battled famine, homelessness, death, and poverty. There's Hannah, who used to power of prayer to cope with her infertility. Abigail deals with a wealthy but ill-tempered husband, Bathsheba struggles for forgiveness, Ezekiel's wife was carted off to a foreign land against her will, and Gomer contended with temptation and infidelity. Bailey personalizes each of these stories, annotating them with scriptural references and amplifying their meaning by relating them to her own life. In relating these six stories, Bailey not only makes us feel that we know these women: she allows us to understand ourselves better.


The Book Eerst doodden ze mijn vader
The Author Loung Ung
The Publisher Ambo|Anthos
Release Date2017-12-15
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789026336300
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'Dit is een verhaal over overleving: mijn overleving en die van een deel van mijn familie. Het verhaal is de neerslag van mijn ervaringen, maar het is ook exemplarisch voor wat miljoenen andere Cambodjanen hebben meegemaakt. Als u destijds in Cambodja had geleefd, was het ook uw verhaal geweest.'- Loung Ung Het aangrijpende, moedige relaas van een kind dat het wrede regime van Pol Pot overleeft. Meeslepend en indrukwekkend als de film The Killing Fields en Jung Changs Wilde Zwanen. Eerst doodden ze mijn vader is een verbazingwekkend en gedenkwaardig verhaal over moed, vastberadenheid en de wil om te overleven. 'Ondanks de tragedie die haar omringt, vecht dit strijdlustige kind voor maar leven en verslaat ze het noodlot. Ik had verwacht dat Ungs verhaal me triest zou maken. Maar dit moedige meisje sleepte me mee in haar dappere zoektocht naar overleving.' - Zuster lieten Prejean, auteur van Dead Man Walking. 'Loung heeft, als jonge getuige van de gruweldaden van de Rode Khmer, een welsprekend en krachtig verhaal geschreven. Dit is een belangrijk boek, dat een dramatische impact zal hebben op lezers van, nu en volgende generaties zal informeren.' - Dith Pran, wiens leven tijdens de oorlog in Cambodja werd geportretteerd in The Killing Fields


The Book Girls Like You Zoe
The Author Kate Petty
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2012-07-19
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 176
ISBN 9781444007404
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Sand, sea and holiday romance are in store for four friends one summer. Zoe is drawn to someone unexpected when she joins a drama project.


The Book GirlsLikeUs Trans Advocacy and Community Building Online
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date
Genre
Pages
ISBN OCLC:1051952755
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this research, we examine the advocacy and community building of transgender women on Twitter through methods of network and discourse analysis and the theory of networked counterpublics. By highlighting the network structure and discursive meaning making of the #GirlsLikeUs network, we argue that the digital labor of trans women, especially trans women of color, represents the vanguard of struggles over self-definition. We find that trans women on Twitter, led by Janet Mock and Laverne Cox, and in response to histories of misrepresentation and ongoing marginalization and violence, deliberately curate an intersectional networked counterpublic that works to legitimize and support trans identities and advocate for trans autonomy in larger publics and counterpublics.


The Book Girls Like Us
The Author Michele Koury
The Publisher
Release Date2014
Genre
Pages 308
ISBN OCLC:900931062
Language English, Spanish, And French