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Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us

Randi Pink

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In Girls Like Us, Randi Pink masterfully weaves four lives into a larger story–as timely as ever–about a woman’s right to choose her future.

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.

Praise for Girls Like Us

Into White:

"Pink is careful to never allow the story itself to fall into agenda-pushing. Instead, she allows Toya to explore the gray areas teens negotiate as their identities shift and as their belief systems are challenged. This debut ought to inspire readers to have conversations among themselves about family, empathy, community, and respect for others." —Booklist, starred review

"Pink isn’t afraid of being provocative . . . and the book dives into thorny issues of identity, self-image, and the internal effects of racism in a strikingly frank way." —Publishers Weekly

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Randi Pink

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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