Loose Girl

Loose Girl


Author : Kerry Cohen
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1401396399
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (41 users)

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This captivating and deeply emotional memoir pulls back the curtain on the complex relationship women have between their bodies, love, and the way the two work together. Kerry Cohen is eleven years old when she recognizes the power of her body in the leer of a grown man. Her parents are recently divorced and it doesn't take long before their lassitude and Kerry's desire to stand out—to be memorable in some way—combine to lead her down a path she knows she shouldn't take. Kerry wanted attention. She wanted love. But not really understanding what love was, not really knowing how to get it, she reached for sex instead. Loose Girl is Kerry Cohen's captivating memoir about her descent into promiscuity and how she gradually found her way toward real intimacy. The story of addiction—not just to sex, but to male attention—Loose Girl is also the story of a young girl who came to believe that boys and men could give her life meaning. It didn't matter who he was. It was their movement that mattered, their being together. And for a while, that was enough. From the early rush of exploration to the day she learned to quiet the desperation and allow herself to love and be loved, Kerry's story is never less than riveting. In rich and immediate detail, Loose Girl re-creates what it feels like to be in that desperate moment, when a girl tries to control a boy by handing over her body, when the touch of that boy seems to offer proof of something, but ultimately delivers little more than emptiness. Kerry Cohen's journey from that hopeless place to her current confident and fulfilled existence is a cautionary tale and a revelation for girls young and old. The unforgettable memoir of one young woman who desperately wanted to matter, Loose Girl will speak to countless others with its compassion, understanding, and love.


Girls Make Media

Girls Make Media


Author : Mary Celeste Kearney
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135474729
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (135 users)

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More girls are producing media today than at any other point in U.S. history, and they are creating media texts in virtually every format currently possible--magazines, films, musical recordings, and websites. Girls Make Media explores how young female media producers have reclaimed and reconfigured girlhood as a site for radical social, cultural, and political agency. Central to the book is an analysis of Riot Grrrl--a 1990s feminist youth movement from a fusion of punk rock and gender theory-and the girl power movement it inspired. The author also looks at the rise of girls-only media education programs, and the creation of girls' studies. This book will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand contemporary female youth in today's media culture.


The Forgotten Terrorist

The Forgotten Terrorist


Author : Mel Ayton
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
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ISBN : 164012201X
Pages : 580 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (64 users)

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Robert F. Kennedy's assassination in 1968 seems like it should be an open-and-shut case. Many people crowded in the small room at Los Angeles's famed Ambassador Hotel that fateful night saw Sirhan Sirhan pull the trigger. Sirhan was also convicted of the crime and still languishes in jail with a life sentence. However, conspiracy theorists have jumped on inconsistencies in the eyewitness testimony and alleged anomalies in the forensic evidence to suggest that Sirhan was only one shooter in a larger conspiracy, a patsy for the real killers, or even a hypnotized assassin who did not know what he was doing (a popular plot in Cold War-era fiction, such as The Manchurian Candidate). Mel Ayton profiles Sirhan and presents a wealth of evidence about his fanatical Palestinian nationalism and his hatred for RFK that motivated the killing. Ayton unearths neglected eyewitness accounts and overlooked forensic evidence and examines Sirhan's extensive personal notebooks. He revisits the trial proceedings and convincingly shows Sirhan was in fact the lone assassin whose politically motivated act was a forerunner of present-day terrorism. The Forgotten Terrorist is the definitive book on the assassination that rocked the nation during the turbulent summer of 1968. This second edition features a new afterword containing interviews and new evidence, as well as a new examination of the RFK assassination acoustics evidence by technical analyst Michael O'Dell.


The Grimrose Girls

The Grimrose Girls


Author : Laura Pohl
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
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ISBN : 1728228883
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (728 users)

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A New York Times Bestseller Four troubled friends, One murdered girl... and a dark fate that may leave them all doomed. Once Upon a Time meets Pretty Little Liars in this queer, dark academia story about four reimagined fairy tale heroines who must uncover their ancient curses before it's too late. After the mysterious death of their best friend, Ella, Yuki, and Rory are the talk of their elite school, Grimrose Académie. The police ruled Ariane's death as a suicide, but the trio are determined to find out what really happened. When Nani Eszes arrives as their newest roommate, it sets into motion a series of events that no one could have predicted. As the girls retrace their friend's final days, they discover a dark secret about Grimrose—Ariane wasn't the first dead girl. They soon learn that all the past murders are connected to ancient fairytale curses...and that their own fates are tied to the stories, dooming the girls to brutal and gruesome endings unless they can break the cycle for good. Perfect for fans of: Cinderella is Dead and GRIMM Dark Academia Fairytale Retellings LGBTQ Rep Media Buzz for The Grimrose Girls: Buzzfeed called it "a book definitely worth picking up" One of Book Riot's Top New YA Paperbacks for Fall A Buzzfeed Top LGBTQ+ YA Book to Devour A Culturess Thrilling New YA Release Featured on Tor as a new Young Adult SFF A Barnes & Noble OUR MONTHLY PICK for November 2021!!


The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost

The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost


Author : Rachel Friedman
Publisher : Bantam
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ISBN : 0553908200
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (553 users)

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Rachel Friedman has always been the consummate good girl who does well in school and plays it safe, so the college grad surprises no one more than herself when, on a whim (and in an effort to escape impending life decisions), she buys a ticket to Ireland, a place she has never visited. There she forms an unlikely bond with a free-spirited Australian girl, a born adventurer who spurs Rachel on to a yearlong odyssey that takes her to three continents, fills her life with newfound friends, and gives birth to a previously unrealized passion for adventure. As her journey takes her to Australia and South America, Rachel discovers and embraces her love of travel and unlocks more truths about herself than she ever realized she was seeking. Along the way, the erstwhile good girl finally learns to do something she’s never done before: simply live for the moment.


Ziegfeld Girl

Ziegfeld Girl


Author : Linda Mizejewski
Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN : 9780822323235
Pages : 260 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (323 users)

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A study of the iconographic significance of the Ziegfeld girl in twentieth-century American conceptions of sexuality, race, class, and consumerism.


Blackout

Blackout


Author : Keith R. A. DeCandido
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1416548726
Pages : 123 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (416 users)

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THE DARK IS COMING. . . . New York City in 1977 is vampire heaven. Serial killer Son of Sam is often blamed for their hits, and a citywide blackout gives them free reign of the streets, allowing them to get away with murder. Spike and his beloved Drusilla are in the Big Apple taking advantage of the situation, as is Vampire Slayer Nikki Wood, who has hunkered down with her son, Robin, in a Times Square apartment where she thinks they'll be safe. But no matter where she goes, Nikki has to watch her back. Spike has only one thing on his mind: to slay a slayer. Adding to Spike's list of challenges is a corrupt local vampire community that catches wind of his presence, and when they start messing with him, things get bloody interesting.


Descent of the Jaguar

Descent of the Jaguar


Author : Amilyn Geist
Publisher : AuthorHouse
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ISBN : 1468557564
Pages : 239 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (468 users)

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He is falling. Not only is his grip slipping from the crumbling cliff side, but he is losing his grasp on reality. Agent Nathanial Brices thoughts drift to his fathers murder. His eyes harden with repulsion. No ancient order will keep him from revenge. Fortunately, fate has provided Brice a guide, and she is damn beautiful. Brought together through the mind game of a lunatic killer, two strangers must battle the elements to prevent the Roshaniya from overthrowing the existing world order. The relationship between each other grows from detest to something more as they are mugged, held captive underground, hang precariously from a mountain, and dodge booby traps. Undeterred, they search for clues that will lead to a long forgotten Mayan tomb, now utilized as a hideout for the Roshaniya. They descend deep into the underworld until coming face to face with their destiny. They must eliminate the threat before he disposes of them and changes the known world forever.


The Girl's Got Secrets

The Girl's Got Secrets


Author : Linda Kage
Publisher : Linda Kage
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Pages : 408 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

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Here’s the same old “girl posing as a boy” story but with a rock-n-roll twist. Remy Curran dreams of one day being in a band, except the group she wants to join refuses to hire a girl drummer. So, she auditions as a guy...and makes the cut. Becoming “Sticks,” a member of Non-Castrato, isn’t quite what she dreamed it would be, though. She spends most of her time keeping up the subterfuge and learning how to walk, talk, act, and drink like a man. But what’s even harder to deal with is acting oblivious when the band’s heartthrob lead singer, Asher Hart, treats her like one of the guys and not a woman. She never imagined he’d be so much more than a pretty face with a nice voice. But he’s better than perfect. He’s perfect for her. When love and lies combine, Remy must keep up the act or lose everything. But who knew lying to reach one dream could prevent you from attaining an even bigger dream?


Perpetual Motion

Perpetual Motion


Author : Harmony Bench
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
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ISBN : 1452962499
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (452 users)

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A new exploration of how digital media assert the relevance of dance in a wired world How has the Internet changed dance? Dance performances can now be seen anywhere, can be looped endlessly at user whim, and can integrate crowds in unprecedented ways. Dance practices are evolving to explore these new possibilities. In Perpetual Motion, Harmony Bench argues that dance is a vital part of civil society and a means for building participation and community. She looks at how, after 9/11, it became a crucial way of recuperating the common character of public spaces. She explores how crowdsourcing dance contributes to the project of performing a common world, as well as the social relationships forged when we look at dance as a gift in the era of globalization. Throughout, she asks how dance brings people together in digital spaces and what dance’s digital travels might mean for how we experience and express community. From original research on dance today to political economies of digital media to the philosophy of dance, Perpetual Motion provides an ambitious, invigorating look at a commonly shared practice.


Education and the Global Rural

Education and the Global Rural


Author : Barbara Pini
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317296419
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

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This edited collection challenges the urban-centric nature of much feminist work on gender and education. The context for the book is the radical reconfiguration of rural areas that has occurred in recent decades as a result of globalisation. From a range of diverse national contexts, including Kenya and South Africa, Australia and Canada, and the United States and Pakistan, authors explore the intersections between masculinity, femininity, and rurality in education. In recognition of the heterogeneity of categories such as ‘rural girl’ and ‘rural boy’ they attend to how educational exclusions can be magnified by differences in relation to social locations such as class, race, or sexuality. Similar critical insights are brought to bear as authors examine what it means to be a male or female teacher in rural environments. Contributors draw on data ranging from contemporary feature films to historical materials, along with detailed ethnographic work and participatory approaches, to produce a compelling narrative of the need to understand education as experienced by those who are not part of the urban majority. This book was originally published as a special issue of Gender and Education.


All the Missing Girls

All the Missing Girls


Author : Megan Miranda
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1501107968
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (51 users)

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Ten years after leaving Cooley Ridge, Nicolette Farrell returns to care for her ailing father. A decade ago, she, her brother Daniel, her boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne's boyfriend Jackson were suspects when Corinne--Nic's best friend-- disappeared without a trace. Within days of Nic's return, they are plunged into a shocking drama when Nic's neighbor Annaleise, who is dating Tyler and was the group's alibi ten years previously, goes missing. Told backwards from the time Annaleise disappears, the book follows Nic as she works to unravel the truth and, in the process, reveals shocking realities about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.


A Girl's Guide to Life

A Girl's Guide to Life


Author : Katie Meier
Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
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ISBN : 1400315948
Pages : 222 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (4 users)

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Presents advice for teenage girls on how to improve body, mind, and soul as they grow into womanhood.


A Prairie Girl’s Life: The Story of The Reverend Edna Lenora Perry

A Prairie Girl’s Life: The Story of The Reverend Edna Lenora Perry


Author : Edna L. Perry
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1483415651
Pages : 277 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (483 users)

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From Edna's childhood wearing a flour sack dress while living in a leaky barn to breaking ground in a small mid-west city, outdoor education and the ministry, this story chronicles a determined Canadian prairie pioneer through defining 20th century world events. The following excerpt is from the dedication of her street, Edna Perry Way: "If you grew up in Transcona between the 1950s and 1980s you likely will know the name Edna Perry".


What You Do in the Dark

What You Do in the Dark


Author : Deborah Marbury
Publisher : AuthorHouse
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ISBN : 0759697019
Pages : 202 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (759 users)

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The 2nd Edition of the San Diego Poetry Annual continues the tradition of celebrating the talent, diversity and perseverance of poets who live, study, work or were born in San Diego County. Also included -- a special section of poems written during the Idyllwild Arts summer poetry program, 2007. Copies of this and the inaugural edition are donated in the name of contributing poets to public and college libraries throughout San Diego


Dead Girls Society

Dead Girls Society


Author : Michelle Krys
Publisher : Delacorte Press
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ISBN : 0553508040
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (553 users)

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A girl accepts a mysterious invitation to play a deadly game in this suspense-filled thriller from the author of HEXED--perfect for fans of NERVE by Jeanne Ryan and Lauren Oliver's PANIC. You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one. And come alone. Hope is sick of everyone treating her like she’s breakable. Sure, she has cystic fibrosis (basically really bad lungs), but she’s tired of being babied by her mom and her overprotective best friend, Ethan, not to mention worrying about paying for her expensive medication and how she’s going to afford college.And she’s bored with life in her run-down New Orleans suburb. When an invitation arrives from a mysterious group that calls itself the Society, Hope jumps at the chance for some excitement. This could be her ticket out. All she has to do is complete a few dares and she just might win some real money. But the Society isn’t all that it seems . . . and soon Hope finds that playing the game isn’t a choice—it’s a requirement. “Dark, twisty, and thrilling.” —Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die “A delicious and fast-paced read! This one kept me up way past my bedtime!” —Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’ A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers


Requiem of Silence

Requiem of Silence


Author : L. Penelope
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
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ISBN : 1250148146
Pages : 496 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (25 users)

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In the vein of K. Arsenault Rivera and V.E. Schwab comes L. Penelope's Requiem of Silence, the epic conclusion in the stunning Earthsinger Chronicles. Civil unrest plagues the nation of Elsira as refugees from their old enemy, Lagrimar, seek new lives in their land. Queen Jasminda is determined to push the unification forward, against growing opposition and economic strife. But the True Father is not finished with Elsira and he may not be acting alone. He has built a powerful army. An army that cannot be killed. An army that can only be stopped by Nethersong and the help of friends and foes of Elsira alike to stop it. Former assassin Kyara will discover that she is not the only Nethersinger. She will need to join the others to harness a power that can save or end Elsira. But time is of the essence and they may not be ready by the time the True Father strikes. Sisterhood novitiate Zeli will go to the reaches of the Living World to unlock a secret that could save the kingdoms. When armies meet in the battlefield, a new world will be forged--whether by the hands of gods or men, remains to be seen.