A Girl Like That

Author: Tanaz Bhathena

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 0374305455

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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Fascinating and disturbing.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time A timeless exploration of high-stakes romance, self-discovery, and the lengths we go to love and be loved. Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip at school. You don't want to get involved with a girl like that, they say. So how is it that eighteen-year-old Porus Dumasia has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of a highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? When the religious police arrive on the scene, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is questioned. And as her story is pieced together, told through multiple perspectives, it becomes clear that she was far more than just a girl like that. This beautifully written debut novel from Tanaz Bhathena reveals a rich and wonderful new world to readers; tackles complicated issues of race, identity, class, and religion; and paints a portrait of teenage ambition, angst, and alienation that feels both inventive and universal.
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Girls Like That

Author: Evan Placey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848423534

Category: Drama

Page: 74

View: 6803

A new play specially commissioned for the West Yorkshire Playhouse's groundbreaking youth theatre company.
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Japanese are Like That

Author: Ichiro Kawasaki

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146290386X

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This classic book on Japanese culture and etiquette takes a candid look at Asia's most modern, yet misread society. Here is a different book about the Japanese. A far cry from the purple prose of the starry-eyed Western visitor or the sterile style of the government gazette, The Japanese Are Like That is a down to earth scrutiny of the so called "inscrutable" Japanese. Armed with a cool head, the gift of clear expression, and an objectivity born of years of foreign residence, the author discusses with refreshing candor the national traits and ways of life of his countrymen, and compares them with those of other peoples, letting the chips fall where they may Despite his background as a career diplomat, Mr. Kawasaki in this book dispenses with top hat and striped trousers and pulls no punches in exploding some popular myths and romantic illusions about Japan and the Japanese. This book is certain to provide the reader with new insights into little known facets of Japan which very few authors have cared or dared to treat so openly.
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Girls Like Us

Author: Gail Giles

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763670189

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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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.
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Girls Like This, Boys Like That

The Reproduction of Gender in Contemporary Youth Cultures

Author: Victoria Cann

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN: 9781784535643

Category:

Page: 224

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What role does taste play in contemporary youth culture? How do young people reproduce, or alternatively, reject gender norms? Using new research and the work of renowned theorists such as Judith Butler and Pierre Bourdieu, Victoria Cann argues that popular culture affects young people's experiences of masculinity and femininity and forces them to navigate a social minefield in which they are pressured to display tastes deemed appropriate for their gender. Combining her own unique empirical research with a strong theoretical framework, Cann widens and links the fields of gender and taste studies to show the everyday reality of twenty-first-century youth and their apprehensions - especially those of young boys- about participating in activities, or embracing pop-cultural preferences that have traditionally only been associated with the opposite sex.
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Girls Like Us

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

Author: Rachel Lloyd

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062105744

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8788

"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.
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For Girls Like You

A Devotional for Tweens

Author: Wynter Pitts

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736961763

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Tween girls have access to an unbelievable amount of media and information with just a simple click of the remote or mouse. Every outlet they turn to attempts to subtly influence their worldview...and what they believe about themselves directly affects how they live. Wynter Pitts, founder of For Girls Like You magazine, gives girls a new devotional showing them a correct definition of themselves, opening their eyes to God's truth and the difference it makes in their lives. Each daily devotion includes a prayer to help girls apply the lesson. "If you've wondered whether there is anything left on the planet to entertain your young beauties that promotes morals you'd approve of, look no further" —Author and speaker Priscilla Shirer
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A Girl Like You

Author: Gemma Burgess

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000733401X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6840

"I've discovered the secret to successful singledom. I'm acting like a man. And it's working."
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Gossip Girl #5: I Like It Like That

A Gossip Girl Novel

Author: Cecily von Ziegesar

Publisher: Poppy

ISBN: 9780316042024

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8587

It's spring break and love is in the air. Or is that a blend of Chanel no. 9 and Gucci Rush? Is there a difference?Blair moves in with Serena and they're back to being best friends. But will the love-fest last or will they end up tearing out one anothers newly highlighted hair? And speaking of new, Nate is on the straight and narrow, playing Nate-in-shining-armor to his crazy new girlfriend, Georgie. But he will definitely get more than he bargained for when he, Georgie, Blair, and Serena end up hanging out together in Sun Valley, Idaho. Back in Manhattan, Jenny is spending time with a mysteriously nice new boyfriend and Dan is spending time crying in the office of the Red Letter literary journal. And Vanessa, wait, is that Vanessa shopping at Barneys with a guy in a Lacoste shirt?The long cold winter is over and the sun is finally shining along Fifth Avenue. The trees are in bloom and NYC's most fabulous are ready for a truly outrageous vacation!
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Should the Tent Be Burning Like That?

A Professional Amateur’s Guide to the Outdoors

Author: Bill Heavey

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 080218927X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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For more than twenty years, Bill Heavey—a three-time National Magazine Award finalist—has staked a claim as one of America’s best writers. In feature stories and his Field & Stream column “A Sportsman’s Life,” as well as other publications, he has taken readers across the country and beyond to experience his triumphs and failures as a suburban dad who happens to love hunting and fishing. Should the Tent Be Burning Like That? gathers together a wide range of Heavey’s best work. He nearly drowns attempting to fish the pond inside the cloverleaf off an Interstate Highway four miles from the White House. He rents and crashes a forty-four-foot houseboat on a river in Florida. On a manic weeklong deer archery hunt in Ohio, he finds it necessary to practice by shooting arrows into his motel room’s phonebook (the blunt penetrates all the way to page 358, "KITCHEN CABINET—REFACING & REFINISHING"). Accompanying a shaggy steelhead fanatic—Mikey, who has no job or fixed address but owns four boats—on a thousand-mile odyssey up and down the California coast in search of fishable water, he comes to see Mikey as a purer soul than almost anyone he has ever met. Whatever the subject, Heavey’s tales are odes to the notion that enthusiasm is more important than skill, and a testament to the enduring power of the natural world. Whether he’s hunting mule deer in Montana, draining cash on an overpriced pistol, or ruminating on the joys and agonies of outdoor gear, Heavey always entertains and enlightens with honesty and wit.
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You're God's Girl!

A Devotional for Tweens

Author: Wynter Pitts

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736967370

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Discover the True You! Who is the real you? You might be surprised to find out it's not who others say you are and it's not even who you might think you are. Only God knows and He wants to show you! Daily devotions written directly to your heart will help you discover God's truth—who He made you to be, how unique and special you are, and how you fit into your world. There's nothing more gorgeous than walking hand in hand with God, modeling kindness, obedience, and faithfulness. And there's no more awesome way to start your day than with God's power-packed promises. Do you want to be an original in a world full of followers? Then get ready to have your best day ever! See yourself through God's eyes and allow His truth to make a difference in your life. The real you, the true you, is amazing!
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Smart Girls Like Me

Author: Diane Vadino

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429987516

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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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.
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Girls Like Me

Author: Tanya Savory

Publisher: Townsend Press

ISBN: 1591944740

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 129

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Angel McAllister's worst nightmare has come true. Her best friend, Sharice Bell, has discovered her most intimate secret. And a new enemy, LaDonna Burns, is on the warpath. Gossip and rumors are spreading through school like wildfire, and Angel's classmates are turning on her. Can she bury the secret and put out the flames? Or will Angel face the truth--and it's life-changing consequences?
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Queen Bees and Wannabes

Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence

Author: Rosalind Wiseman

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 1400047927

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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BESTSELLER - BASIS FOR THE POPULAR MOVE "MEAN GIRLS".
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God's Girl Says Yes

What God Can Do When We Follow Him

Author: Wynter Pitts

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736970401

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Great Things Happen When Girls Say Yes to God Every Christian parent wants their daughter to make good decisions as she grows into an adult. Wynter Pitts, a mother of four young girls, is no exception and she wants to help your tween daughter, age 8-12, make choices that honor God and protect her heart and soul. Smart choices begin with one word. Yes. When your daughter says yes to God in every area of her life, the fruit of the Spirit—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control—will take hold in her heart and soul, bringing her happiness and blessing those around her. In her signature conversational style, Wynter teaches your tween girl how God can help her make good decisions and where to find solid examples from Scripture and specifically, from the life of Jesus. When girls say yes to God, He can do amazing things in their life.
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It’S Not Going Down Like That...

Cracks Along the Way

Author: Reneè Darlene Chaplin

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426973276

Category: Self-Help

Page: 140

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Its not going down like that... Cracks along the Way is the searing memoir of Renee Darlene Chaplins journey from the lowest place in her life to her new, very spiritual life. Her life-threatening addiction to drugs sent her to some of the dirtiest holes where junkies congregatethe so-called ritzy castles with grey skulls that housed and trapped the lost. She describes a world fueled by prostitution, theft, murder, and manipulation by addicts and hustlers trying to make money to support their addictions in the only way they know. She uncovers the brutal, life-threatening secrets that have killed many addicts who never found their way out of that life. Her memoir is a cautionary tale by an addict who lost so much to her addiction but was able to reclaim her life in the end. So many are still lost in an epidemic that has plagued our communities for decades and is still so very present in our neighborhoods. They must first search within themselves, find the root of the addiction, and then seek recovery to be free of the web of addiction. She is sharing her memoir with the hope of helping other addicts to recover their own lives.
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Cool Like That: A So For Real Novel

Author: Nikki Carter

Publisher: Kensington

ISBN: 075825993X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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Let the fireworks begin. . . Now that she's been accepted into a summer enrichment program in New York City, Gia knows she's going to have the flyest summer ever. Especially since her mom and her annoying stepsister won't be around. And best of all? Her best friend, Ricky, is joining her so they're going to spend the entire summer together. Gia hopes Ricky's finally going to make a move on her, but it seems like Ricky's bent on playing it safe--too safe, as far as Gia's concerned. So when Rashad, a cutie from the summer program, starts to get his flirt on with Gia, she's got a new crush--and Ricky's so not cool with that. "Gia makes me want to holler out loud--she knows how to think for herself and she definitely has enough drama to fill a thousand pages!" --Michelle Stimpson, Essence© bestselling author on the So For Real series "Nikki Carter is a fresh, new voice." ? ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Essence? bestselling author
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Girls Like Me

Author: Nina Packebush

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945805356

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 204

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Sixteen-year-old queer-identified Banjo Logan wakes up groggy in a juvenile mental ward. She realizes that the clueless therapist and shiny psychiatrist can't help her come to terms with her genderqueer boy/girlfriend's suicide, much less help her decide what to do with the fetus that's growing inside her or answers the question of why she cuts. She's befriended by two fellow patients--a strange and slightly manic queer girl and a shy, gay boy disowned by his born-again Christian parents. Girls Like Me is the a powerful coming of age story of a pregnant gay teenager who realizes that friends may make the best medicine.
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The Lovely Bones

Author: Alice Sebold

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759527737

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. The Lovely Bones is such a book - a phenomenal #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its narrative artistry, its luminous clarity of emotion, and its astoniishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world. "My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973." So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on eath continue without her - her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable traged and loss, The Lovely Bones succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy "A stunning achievement." -The New Yorker "Deeply affecting. . . . A keenly observed portrait of familial love and how it endures and changes over time." -New York Times "A triumphant novel. . . . It's a knockout." -Time "Destined to become a classic in the vein of To Kill a Mockingbird. . . . I loved it." -Anna Quindlen "A novel that is painfully fine and accomplished." -Los Angeles Times "The Lovely Bones seems to be saying there are more important things in life on earth than retribution. Like forgiveness, like love." -Chicago Tribune
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