Girls like us / Randi Pink.
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|Ada Public Library||Y PIN (Text)||33500013162219||New||Available||-|
|Bagley Public Library||Y PIN (Text)||33500013162227||New||Checked out||05/02/2020|
- ISBN: 9781250155856
- ISBN: 1250155851
- Physical Description: 310 pages ; 22 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019
"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."--Page  of cover.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #1
Ola is 16 in 1972 when she realizes she's pregnant. To her more responsible 15-year-old sister, Izella, this is just one more burden placed on her that she must hide from their prophetess mother, Evangelist. Down the road from them is Missippi, 14 and pregnant, subjected to the judgmental gaze of her neighbors. For Missippi in particular, the circumstances behind her situation tell an all-too-familiar story. When her father takes her to Chicago to stay with other pregnant teens, she quickly befriends Sue, the daughter of an anti-choice senator. Pink (Into White, 2016) wanted to explore what life was like before Roe v. Wade became law in 1973, particularly in light of contemporary conversations about abortion rights in our country. Each of the four narratorsâOla, Izella, and Missippi are Black, and Sue is whiteâprovide a glimpse into what few options are left when legal abortion is not a choice, including backwoods abortion and its often-grave consequences. As women's right to choose is placed under scrutiny once again, these stories are a reminder of what horrors lie ahead if history repeats itself. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Randi Pink is the author of Girls Like Us and Into White. She lives with her family and two rescue dogs in Birmingham, AL, where she works for a branch of National Public Radio.
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