๐Ÿ“’ Author : Rachel Lloyd
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Harper Collins
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2011-04-19
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 288
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780062105745
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : "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' womenโ€”you will only see little girls that are girls just like us." โ€”Demi Moore, actress and activist With the power and verity of First They Killed My Father and A Long Way Gone, Rachel Lloydโ€™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 Cityโ€™s Girls Education and Mentoring Service, to help countless other young girls escape "the life." Lloydโ€™s unflinchingly honest memoir is a powerful and unforgettable story of inhuman abuse, enduring hope, and the promise of redemption.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Cristina Alger
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2019
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 384
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780525535805
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : When Martin Flynn dies in a motorcycle accident, his FBI agent daughter Nell returns to the house she grew up in for the first time in 12 years. At the behest of her father's partner 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 Adriana Marques and why.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Gail Giles
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Candlewick Press
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2014-05-27
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 224
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780763670184
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Juvenile Fiction

SYNOPSIS : A 2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner. Quincy and Biddy are both graduates of their high schoolโ€™s special ed program, but they couldnโ€™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 theyโ€™re thrown together as roommates in their first "real world" apartment, it initially seems to be an uneasy fit. But as Biddyโ€™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 โ€” 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 โ€” and the support โ€” to carry on.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Randi Pink
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2019-10-29
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 320
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 1250155851
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Young Adult Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Four teenage girls. Four different stories. What they all have in common is that theyโ€™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 sheโ€™s pregnant. Their young neighbor, Missippi, is also pregnant, but doesnโ€™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 โ€“ as timely as ever โ€“ about a womanโ€™s right to choose her future.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Sheila Weller
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2008-04-08
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 544
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781416564775
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artistsโ€”Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simonโ€”charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time. Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon remain among the most enduring and important women in popular music. Each woman is distinct. Carole King is the product of outer-borough, middle-class New York City; Joni Mitchell is a granddaughter of Canadian farmers; and Carly Simon is a child of the Manhattan intellectual upper crust. They collectively represent, in their lives and their songs, a great swath of American girls who came of age in the late 1960s. Their stories trace the arc of the now mythic sixties generationโ€”female versionโ€”but in a bracingly specific and deeply recalled way, far from clichรฉ. The history of the women of that generation has never been writtenโ€”until now, through their resonant lives and emblematic songs. Filled with the voices of many dozens of these women's intimates, who are speaking in these pages for the first time, this alternating biography reads like a novelโ€”except it's all true, and the heroines are famous and beloved. Sheila Weller captures the character of each woman and gives a balanced portrayal enriched by a wealth of new information. Girls Like Us is an epic treatment of midcentury women who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before themโ€”confessors in song, rock superstars, and adventurers of heart and soul.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Gina Misiroglu
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : New World Library
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2010-10-14
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 264
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781577312857
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

SYNOPSIS : 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.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Cristina Alger
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Penguin
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2018-07-03
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 352
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780735218468
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : A USA Today Bestseller "Immersive, satisfying, tense--and timely: This is probably happening for real right now."--Lee Child "First-rate...Slick, heart-hammering entertainment."--The New York Times Book Review On an early morning in November, a couple boards a private plane bound for Geneva, flying into a storm. Soon after, it simply drops off the radar, and its wreckage is later uncovered in the Alps. Among the disappeared is Matthew Werner, a banking insider at Swiss United, a powerful offshore bank. His young widow, Annabel, is left grappling with the secrets he left behind, including an encrypted laptop and a shady client list. As she begins a desperate search for answers, she determines that Matthew's death was no accident, and that she is now in the crosshairs of his powerful enemies. Meanwhile, ambitious society journalist Marina Tourneau has finally landed at the top. Now that she's engaged to Grant Ellis, she will stop writing about powerful families and finally be a part of one. Her entry into the upper echelons of New York's social scene is more appealing than any article could ever be, but, after the death of her mentor, she agrees to dig into one more story. While looking into Swiss United, Marina uncovers information that implicates some of the most powerful men in the financial world, including a few who are too close to home. The story could also be the answer to Annabel's heartbreaking search--if Marina chooses to publish it. The Banker's Wife is both a high-stakes thriller and an inside look at the personal lives in the intriguing world of finance, introducing Cristina Alger as a powerful new voice in the genre.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Gloria Safar
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Gloria Safar
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2010-03-06
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 104
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781450564977
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Sports & Recreation

SYNOPSIS : 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


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Helen Thorpe
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2009
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 387
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781416538981
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : "Just Like Us" offers a powerful account of four young Mexican women coming of age in Denver--two of whom have legal documentation, two of whom who don't--and the challenges they face as they attempt to pursue the American dream.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Lola StVil
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2016-10-04
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 320
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780544868144
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Young Adult Fiction

SYNOPSIS : 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 Blakeโ€™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.