Ordinary Girls

Author: Jaquira Díaz
Editor: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 164375016X
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One of the Must-Read Books of 2019 According to O: The Oprah Magazine * Time * Bustle * Electric Literature * Publishers Weekly * The Millions * The Week * Good Housekeeping “There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime.” —Julia Alvarez In this searing memoir, Jaquira Díaz writes fiercely and eloquently of her challenging girlhood and triumphant coming of age. While growing up in housing projects in Puerto Rico and Miami Beach, Díaz found herself caught between extremes. As her family split apart and her mother battled schizophrenia, she was supported by the love of her friends. As she longed for a family and home, her life was upended by violence. As she celebrated her Puerto Rican culture, she couldn’t find support for her burgeoning sexual identity. From her own struggles with depression and sexual assault to Puerto Rico’s history of colonialism, every page of Ordinary Girls vibrates with music and lyricism. Díaz writes with raw and refreshing honesty, triumphantly mapping a way out of despair toward love and hope to become her version of the girl she always wanted to be. Reminiscent of Tara Westover’s Educated, Kiese Laymon’s Heavy, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club, and Terese Marie Mailhot’s Heart Berries, Jaquira Díaz’s memoir provides a vivid portrait of a life lived in (and beyond) the borders of Puerto Rico and its complicated history—and reads as electrically as a novel.

Three Ordinary Girls

Author: Tim Brady
Editor: Citadel Press
ISBN: 0806540400
File Size: 79,18 MB
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An astonishing World War II story of a trio of fearless female resisters whose youth and innocence belied their extraordinary daring in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands. It also made them the underground’s most invaluable commodity. May 10, 1940. The Netherlands was swarming with Third Reich troops. In seven days it’s entirely occupied by Nazi Germany. Joining a small resistance cell in the Dutch city of Haarlem were three teenage girls: Hannie Schaft, and sisters Truus and Freddie Oversteegen who would soon band together to form a singular female underground squad. Smart, fiercely political, devoted solely to the cause, and “with nothing to lose but their own lives,” Hannie, Truus, and Freddie took terrifying direct action against Nazi targets. That included sheltering fleeing Jews, political dissidents, and Dutch resisters. They sabotaged bridges and railways, and donned disguises to lead children from probable internment in concentration camps to safehouses. They covertly transported weapons and set military facilities ablaze. And they carried out the assassinations of German soldiers and traitors–on public streets and in private traps–with the courage of veteran guerilla fighters and the cunning of seasoned spies. In telling this true story through the lens of a fearlessly unique trio of freedom fighters, Tim Brady offers a fascinating perspective of the Dutch resistance during the war. Of lives under threat; of how these courageous young women became involved in the underground; and of how their dedication evolved into dangerous, life-threatening missions on behalf of Dutch patriots–regardless of the consequences. Harrowing, emotional, and unforgettable, Three Ordinary Girls finally moves these three icons of resistance into the deserved forefront of world history.

An Ordinary Girl S Book

Author: Tina Mack
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465380531
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In An Ordinary Girl's Story a simple girl has taken her life and exposed some of the bare secrets. A collection of thoughts and life messages are outlined to try and help people understand people with borderline personality disorder. Living life with a personality disorder isn't the easiest, but understanding it is even harder for some people. This book will take you right inside the mind and let you see how some thoughts are processed. Exposing how misunderstood one could be. I hope you enjoy my story and my poems.

Ordinary Girls

Author: Blair Thornburgh
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062447874
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Perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski and Jenny Han, this heartfelt and humorous contemporary take on Sense and Sensibility follows two sisters—complete opposites—who discover the secrets they’ve been keeping make them more alike than they’d realized. For siblings as different as Plum and Ginny, getting on each other’s nerves is par for the course. But when the family’s finances hit a snag, sending chaos through the house in a way only characters from a Jane Austen novel could understand, a distance grows between them like never before. Plum, a self-described social outcast, finally has something in her life that doesn’t revolve around her dramatic older sister. But what if coming into her own means Plum isn’t there for Ginny when she, struggling with a hard secret of her own, needs her most?

Maiko Masquerade

Author: Jan Bardsley
Editor:
ISBN: 0520296443
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Maiko Masquerade explores Japanese representations of the maiko, or apprentice geisha, in films, manga, and other popular media as an icon of exemplary girlhood. Jan Bardsley traces how the maiko, long stigmatized as a victim of sexual exploitation, emerges in the 2000s as the chaste keeper of Kyoto's classical artistic traditions. Insider accounts by maiko and geisha, their leaders and fans, show pride in the training, challenges, and rewards maiko face. No longer viewed as a toy for men's amusement, she serves as catalyst for women's consumer fun. This change inspires stories of ordinary girls--and even one boy--striving to embody the maiko ideal, engaging in masquerades that highlight questions of personal choice, gender performance, and national identity.

An Ordinary Girl S Dialogue With God

Author: Wendy Alane Wright
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 143891248X
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Tapping into the panic over the SARS outbreak, Bone Dust is a timely tale that paints an all-too-believable scenario. In a smooth writing style that flows evenly and easily, Maier's first book is a fascinating story sure to catch a reader's attention. Set in Macon, Georgia, the main character, Mike Spiker, is a busy executive at Bio Lab Research. A deadly outbreak of the flu in the Philippines doesn't concern him or his colleagues. After all, this sleepy little town in the deep South has always been far from the front lines of any big trouble. But the outbreak becomes a modern-day disaster, an influenza pandemic that affects the lives of everyone. How they deal with it, who succumbs and a myriad of subplots involving infidelity, fraud, race relations and more keep the story moving with palpable excitement. Maier has blended his fascination with life in the South with his in-depth study of the 1918 flu epidemic. He weaves a tale full of intrigue, little-known facts and realistic fiction. In our terror-filled, post 9-11 existence, Maier presents a fascinating story sure to force you to spend a sleepless night or two. As Macon Telegraph columnist Ed Grisamore wrote: "Turning each page is like putting your hand on an electric fence."

Rising Twenty

Author: Agnes Pearl Jephcott
Editor:
ISBN:
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An Extra Ordinary Girl

Author: Gina Bellisario
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 1496531396
File Size: 65,40 MB
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Super-child Ellie Ultra has been home schooled by her genius inventor parents, so now she is hoping that starting third grade at Winkopolis Elementary School will let her meet and hang out with normal kids--but when her super abilities make it difficult to fit in with the other children, she takes one of her parents' inventions that she hopes will help her tone down her super powers.

Ordinary Girl

Author: Donna Summer
Editor: Villard Books
ISBN:
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The popular singer-songwriter describes her journey from Boston choir girl to her rise to pop stardom at the center of the 1970s disco era, revealing the decadent lifestyle and turbulent spiritual odyssey that followed.

The Girl S Own Indoor Book

Author: Charles Peters
Editor:
ISBN:
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Prepared by the Religious Tract Society in London, this book offers advice on needlework, music, cooking, and other domestic responsibilities, and illustrates the role religious institutions played in reinforcing women's traditional roles.

Body For Rent

Author: Olivia Smit
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140919275X
File Size: 26,15 MB
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Growing up in a quiet, middle-class suburb outside of Amsterdam, childhood best friends Anna and Olivia had their whole lives ahead of them. But every parent's worst nightmare came true when the teenagers fell in with the wrong crowd. Eleven years their senior, Ricardo was charming and good-looking - and Anna and Olivia easy prey. Blind to his grooming, the girls were soon trapped in a terrifying cycle of sexual and physical abuse. But their nightmare was only just beginning. Trafficked to the neon-lit windows of Amsterdam's Red Light District, Anna and Olivia were forced to work as prostitutes, servicing countless men night after night against their will. Body for Rent reveals the disturbing truth behind Amsterdam's Red Light District, and the shocking ease with which ordinary girls can be exploited. But despite the unimaginable horrors they endured, the damage done to their bodies and their minds, their friendship remained as strong as ever, giving them hope that one day, they would escape...

Girls

Author: Jenny McPhee
Editor: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780375501678
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Describes the complex and diverse world of modern American girls, detailing their lives, beliefs, attitudes, goals for the future, interests, and self-images.

An Ordinary Girl A Magical Child

Author: W. Lyon Martin
Editor: Magical Child Books
ISBN: 0979683432
File Size: 32,30 MB
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Introduces Wicca, presenting what Wiccans believe, how they practice magic, and their rituals and holidays, through a story about a young girl named Rabbit and her Pagan family.

Memoirs Of An Ordinary Girl

Author: Terri Klaes Harper
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ISBN: 9781499195330
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It's just another extraordinarily ordinary year in Drew Hotchner's world, and one she faces again with wit and sarcasm. Freshman year is the only thing that just might be more horrific and awkward than middle school, and Drew cannot avoid it. Thankfully, she is not alone and still has her support crew of friends, because some things never change, no matter the setting. Old enemies return and new distractions abound, such as a new crush, even while she holds onto the old, the advent of the grunge music movement, helping to plan a wedding, and the creepy neighbor boy down the equally creepy rural road. Drew must again learn to hold her own in the unknown and to stay true to her identity while also learning that doing the right thing is not always the easy thing and may take a degree of maturity a fourteen year old often doesn't realize she has.

A Life Of Faith Girls Club

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The Ordinary Girl

Author: Carol Ann Iaciofano
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465318437
File Size: 40,89 MB
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The Ordinary Girl

Author: Chelsey J Whittle
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329938518
File Size: 64,83 MB
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Come on an adventure with The Ordinary Girl as she discovers that she is made for more than just the ordinary! This is a story written by a mother in memory of her two year old daughter's battle with childhood cancer, reminding us that the important things in life aren't things at all.

Ordinary Girl

Author: Pamela Gossiaux
Editor: Tri-Cat Publishing
ISBN: 0998766984
File Size: 79,27 MB
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A #1 International Best Seller! She thought he was a nice guy...until he sold her. Trafficked! I close my eyes and try to pretend I'm not me anymore. I try not to smell his stale breath on my face or feel what he's doing to me. It's over quickly, and this one doesn't want to stay. He stands, zips his pants, and leaves. He is the last one of the day. The shift seems harder than usual, and my skin crawls worse with each new man who enters my motel room. I want to leave, to run and find Chloe, but Tommy's thug is standing guard out in the parking lot in his car. I wonder what he does in there for so many hours. I doubt he reads. And if he leaves, there's always someone else. Always. There's no chance of escape.Ever. A harrowing tale of a high school senior who is headed for college, but suddenly finds herself the victim of sex trafficking. Based on true-life accounts of survivors, Heather's story reveals a dark and dangerous world where you can trust no one. Will she survive?

No Ordinary Girl

Author: Tamara Nowitzki
Editor: Boolarong Press
ISBN: 1922109177
File Size: 42,91 MB
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The Good Girls

Author: Sonia Faleiro
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408876744
File Size: 19,37 MB
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'Narrative reportage at its best. Just extraordinary' Fatima Bhutto 'A page-turner, a feminist text, and an essential read that is deeply empathetic' Deepa Anappara, author of Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line A masterly and agenda-setting inquest into how the deaths of two teenage girls shone a light into the darkest corners of a nation Katra Sadatgani. A tiny village in western Uttar Pradesh. A community bounded by tradition and custom; where young women are watched closely, and know what is expected of them. It was an ordinary night when two girls, Padma and Lalli, went missing. The next day, their bodies were found – hanging in the orchard, their clothes muddied. In the ensuing months, the investigation into their deaths would implode everything that their small community held to be true, and instigated a national conversation about sex, honour and violence. The Good Girls returns to the scene of Padma and Lalli's short lives and shocking deaths, daring to ask: what is the human cost of shame?