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A Boy Like You
  • Author : Frank Murphy
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781534146259
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • There's more to being a boy than sports, feats of daring, and keeping a stiff upper lip. A Boy Like You encourages every boy to embrace all the things that make him unique, to be brave and ask for help, to tell his own story and listen to the stories of those around him. In an age when boys are expected to fit into a particular mold, this book celebrates all the wonderful ways to be a boy.

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    A Girl Like You
  • Author : Michelle Cox
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 1631520164
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When the floor matron at the dance hall where Henrietta is working as a taxi dancer turns up murdered, she is persuaded by the aloof Inspector Clive Howard to go undercover to help find the killer even as they try to withstand their growing attraction for one another."

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    A Girl Like You
  • Author : Gemma Burgess
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780007334018
  • Reader Reviews : 100
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "I've discovered the secret to successful singledom. I'm acting like a man. And it's working."

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    A Girl Like That
  • Author : Tanaz Bhathena
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780374305451
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Fascinating and disturbing.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time A timeless exploration of high-stakes romance, self-discovery, and the lengths we go to love and be loved. Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip at school. You don't want to get involved with a girl like that, they say. So how is it that eighteen-year-old Porus Dumasia has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of a highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? When the religious police arrive on the scene, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is questioned. And as her story is pieced together, told through multiple perspectives, it becomes clear that she was far more than just a girl like that. This beautifully written debut novel from Tanaz Bhathena reveals a rich and wonderful new world to readers; tackles complicated issues of race, identity, class, and religion; and paints a portrait of teenage ambition, angst, and alienation that feels both inventive and universal.

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    A Girl Like Me
  • Author : Angela Johnson
  • Publisher : Millbrook Press
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781541595484
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • "Once I dreamed I swam / the ocean / and saw everything deep, cool / and was part of the waves. / I swam on by the people / onshore / hollering, / 'A girl like you needs to / stay out of the water / and be dry / like everyone else.'" Empower young readers to embrace their individuality, reject societal limitations, and follow their dreams. This inspiring picture book brings together a poem by acclaimed author Angela Johnson and Nina Crews's distinctive photocollage illustrations to celebrate girls of color.

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    Waiting for a Girl like You
  • Author : Christa Maurice
  • Publisher : Lyrical Press
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9781616505356
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • They could make beautiful music together... Hoping to dodge a scandal that could destroy her personal life and her career, Alex fled grad school for a summer job in tiny Potterville, West Virginia. She didn’t expect the town cupids to orchestrate a “chance” meeting with Marc—a sexy, brooding rock star who appreciates her love of poetry. But Alex doubts he’ll want anything more if he discovers the indiscretion she can’t forgive herself for... Marc came to Potterville to get some space from his band and clear his head. But before he knows it, he’s intrigued with the waitress at the local diner. Alex is not only smart and beautiful, she’s inspiring his songwriting and taking it to the next level. Soon he’s falling for her—and then she runs away. For the first time, Marc is chasing after a woman—and giving both himself and Alex a chance to heal past hurts and take a chance on the future...

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    A Girl Like You
  • Author : Cari Scribner
  • Publisher : Circuit Breaker Books LLC
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 1953639003
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  • Genre : Books
  • When fifty-six-year-old Jessica Gabriel finds herself heartbroken and single after failed marriage number two, her adult kids convince her to explore online dating. Her journey is full of tears, laughter, and an astonishing amount of sex.

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    Take a Girl Like You
  • Author : Kingsley Amis
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 9781590177600
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Take a Girl Like You may well be Kingsley Amis’s most ambitious reckoning with the serious subject at the heart of his work: the sheer squalor—emotional, material, sexual, you name it—of modern life. It also introduces one of the rare unqualified good guys in Amis’s rogue-ridden world: Jenny Bunn, a girl from the (English) north country come south to teach school in a small smug town where she hopes to find love and fortune. Jenny is a beauty and men and women are crazy about her, most of all handsome Patrick Standish, who Jenny also likes. But Jenny and Patrick live in a world where it’s becoming ridiculously difficult—disastrously difficult—to sort out the claims of sex and the claims of love.

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    A Girl Like Me
  • Author : Ni-Ni Simone
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780758237644
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A high school beauty is out to save her troubled family when she meets a hip-hop Prince Charming in this YA urban Cinderella story. She's got a voice like Keisha Cole and attitude to burn. She’s the body-rockin', Bebe-sporting girl everyone in her high school wants to be—or be with. But behind her picture-perfect image, sixteen-year-old Elite has a crack-addicted mother, no father in sight, and is secretly raising her sister and two brothers on her own. Now a radio contest has put her up-close-and-personal with mega-hot singer Haneef and their chemistry is too sizzling for Elite to stop pretending. As the clock ticks down fast for this 'hood Cinderella, she has only one shot to save her family and make all of her dreams come true.

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    A Girl Like Me
  • Author : Ginger Scott
  • Publisher : Ginger Scott
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9780999046401
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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    For Girls Like You
  • Author : Wynter Pitts
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9780736961752
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Tween girls have access to an unbelievable amount of media and information with just a simple click of the remote or mouse. Every outlet they turn to attempts to subtly influence their worldview...and what they believe about themselves directly affects how they live. Wynter Pitts, founder of For Girls Like You magazine, gives girls a new devotional showing them a correct definition of themselves, opening their eyes to God's truth and the difference it makes in their lives. Each daily devotion includes a prayer to help girls apply the lesson. "If you've wondered whether there is anything left on the planet to entertain your young beauties that promotes morals you'd approve of, look no further" —Author and speaker Priscilla Shirer

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    Pornology
  • Author : Ayn Carrillo-Gailey
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780762434060
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • When Ayn Carrillo-Gailey confronted her boyfriend about his porn habit, he pronounced her “pornophobic.” Determined to prove she wasn't phobic, simply more enlightened, Ayn set out to learn all she could about this phenomenon. Like any good researcher, she added her new quest to her daily To-Do list: 1. Drop off dry cleaning 2. Call Mom 3. Visit sex toy store on Melrose Acting as an amateur anthropologist introduced Ayn to a world populated by everyday people. Her quest aroused the curiosity of her female friends: her knitting group quickly turned into informal information sessions, as the women-single or married, involved or not-were desperate for information. What does XXX mean vs. un-rated? What's the difference between topless dancers and strip clubs? Why is some of it actually not that stimulating? And why are men obsessed with it? Along the way, Ayn ditched the porn-obsessed boyfriend, and learned that one should not try to make change from a stripper's G-string tips, nor is the Hustler store the best place to make a first impression on a hot guy. Pornology is the result of one woman's quest to pierce the veil that modestly covers something many women actually want to know about. Suprising, hilarious, informative, and ultimately non-judgmental, this narrative is one readers won't put down-once they admit they're curious enough to pick it up!

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    You Throw Like a Girl
  • Author : Rachele Alpine
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781481459846
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A tomboy is torn between competing in a beauty pageant and playing on the boy's baseball team.

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    You Negotiate Like a Girl
  • Author : Amy Trask,Michael Freeman
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781633195967
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • The Princess of Darkness. Former NFL team executive Amy Trask has held many titles during her career - including chief executive, analyst, and author - but this nickname is what she is first and foremost known by to Raiders fans. Trask joined the Raiders as an intern during law school after the team moved from Oakland to Los Angeles - the position the result of a cold call she made to the team. From there, she worked her way up through the ranks of the organization, to the post she would eventually hold as chief executive. Along the way, Trask worked extremely closely with the late Al Davis, a man who treated her and others on his team without regard to gender, race, and age. Trask may have been the highest-ranking female executive in the NFL during her tenure with the Raiders, but in You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League, she shares how she found success by operating without regard to gender. Replete with insider tales about being part of the Raiders' front office, behind the closed doors of NFL owners meetings, and Davis himself, Trask's book is a must-read not only for football fans, but anyone who wants to succeed in business.

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    A Girl Like You
  • Author : Samantha Chase
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 1093399554
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • Sam Westbrook has always been the family hell-raiser, but as an adult he's enjoyed not being under the constant watchful eye of his family. That was until his great-grandfather passed away. Forced to move to the small coastal town of Magnolia Sound, Sam can't escape the reputation that has followed him since his teenage years. But he'll have to do it to get his inheritance.Shelby Abbott was always the good girl - it's what happens when you're the pastor's daughter in a small town. Now, she's ready to leave that image behind. For years she's heard about wild Sam Westbrook, but she never though she would be the one to catch his eye. And being the center of Sam's attention isn't something Shelby ever prepared for.Sam's time in Magnolia Sound has an expiration date and Shelby's not sure she's the kind of girl who can be just another one of his flings. But Sam's ready to make some changes. And a girl like her is just who he needs.

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    Malcolm Little
  • Author : Ilyasah Shabazz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9781442433045
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Malcolm X grew to be one of America’s most influential figures. But first, he was a boy named Malcolm Little. Written by his daughter, this inspiring picture book biography celebrates a vision of freedom and justice. Bolstered by the love and wisdom of his large, warm family, young Malcolm Little was a natural born leader. But when confronted with intolerance and a series of tragedies, Malcolm’s optimism and faith were threatened. He had to learn how to be strong and how to hold on to his individuality. He had to learn self-reliance. Together with acclaimed illustrator AG Ford, Ilyasah Shabazz gives us a unique glimpse into the childhood of her father, Malcolm X, with a lyrical story that carries a message that resonates still today—that we must all strive to live to our highest potential.

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    A Girl Like You
  • Author : Michelle Cox
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN : 9781631520174
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Downton Abbey meets Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries!” “Henrietta and Clive are a sexy, endearing, and downright fun pair of sleuths. Readers will not see the final twist coming.” ―Library Journal, starred review “Fans of spunky, historical heroines will love Henrietta Von Harmon.” ―Booklist, starred review “Henrietta and Inspector Howard are the best pair of sleuths I’ve come across in ages. A fantastic start to what is sure to be a long running series.” ―Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author Henrietta Von Harmon works as a 26 girl at a corner bar on Chicago’s northwest side. It’s 1935, but things still aren’t looking up since the big crash and her father’s subsequent suicide, leaving Henrietta to care for her antagonistic mother and younger siblings. Henrietta is eventually persuaded to take a job as a taxi dancer at a local dance hall―and just when she’s beginning to enjoy herself, the floor matron turns up dead. When aloof Inspector Clive Howard appears on the scene, Henrietta agrees to go undercover for him―and is plunged into Chicago’s grittier underworld. Meanwhile, she’s still busy playing mother hen to her younger siblings, as well as to pesky neighborhood boy Stanley, who believes himself in love with her and keeps popping up in the most unlikely places, determined to keep Henrietta safe―even from the Inspector, if need be. Despite his efforts, however, and his penchant for messing up the Inspector’s investigation, the lovely Henrietta and the impenetrable Inspector find themselves drawn to each other in most unsuitable ways.

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    A Girl Like Me
  • Author : Swati Kaushal
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 0143103512
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  • Genre : Americans
  • Indian American Anisha Rai, still grieving after her father's death three years earlier, moves to Gurgaon, India, where her mother has a new job, and must adjust to a new school, new friends, a vastly different way of life, and growing up.

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    A Girl Like You
  • Author : Maureen Lindley
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781408834053
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Thirteen-year-old Satomi Baker is used to being different. It is 1939 and being half-white, half-Japanese on the west coast of California gets you noticed. Although she has never felt she quite fits in, her striking looks have caught the eye of the most popular boy at school. When war is declared, Satomi's father Aaron is sent to the base at Pearl Harbor. He never returns. Now the community that has tolerated its foreign residents for decades suddenly turns on them, and along with thousands of other Japanese-American citizens Satomi and her mother are sent to a brutal labour camp in the wilderness. At Manzanar Satomi learns what it takes to survive, who she can trust, and what it means to be American. But it will be years before she will discover who she really is under the surface of her skin. A Girl Like You is her story, and the riveting and moving story of a lost generation.

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    A Girl Like You
  • Author : Maria Geraci
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781101581186
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Every ugly duckling is a swan in waiting... Emma Frazier is smart, hardworking, and loves her job as a journalist for a Florida lifestyle magazine. Emma knows she’s no great beauty, but she’s pretty certain she has a shot with her handsome new boss, Ben Gallagher—until Emma overhears a mutual acquaintance refer to her as the “ugly friend.” In an effort to reclaim her battered self-esteem, Emma decides to impress Ben at work by promising an exclusive interview with NASCAR legend, Trip Monroe. Emma and Trip went to high school together and although it’s been fourteen years since they’ve spoken, Emma is certain she can score an interview with the elusive super star. But connecting with Trip turns out to be harder than Emma imagined. Her quest for the interview leads her back to her tiny hometown of Catfish Cove, where old secrets and a new romantic interest shake up Emma’s views on life and teach her that maybe the key to finding true love is as simple as accepting yourself for the person you were always meant to be.

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    A Girl Like You
  • Author : Samantha Chase
  • Publisher : Chasing Romance, Inc.
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Sam Westbrook has always been the family hell-raiser, but as an adult he's enjoyed not being under the constant watchful eye of his family. That was until his great-grandfather passed away. Forced to move to the small coastal town of Magnolia Sound, Sam can't escape the reputation that has followed him since his teenage years. But he'll have to do it to get his inheritance. Shelby Abbott was always the good girl – it's what happens when you're the pastor's daughter in a small town. Now, she's ready to leave that image behind. For years she's heard about wild Sam Westbrook, but she never thought she would be the one to catch his eye. And being the center of Sam's attention isn't something Shelby ever prepared for. Sam's time in Magnolia Sound has an expiration date and Shelby's not sure she's the kind of girl who can be just another one of his flings. But Sam's ready to make some changes. And a girl like her is just who he needs.

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    Take a Girl Like You
  • Author : Kingsley Amis
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781590177983
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Take a Girl Like You may well be Kingsley Amis’s most ambitious reckoning with the serious subject at the heart of his work: the sheer squalor—emotional, material, sexual, you name it—of modern life. It also introduces one of the rare unqualified good guys in Amis’s rogue-ridden world: Jenny Bunn, a girl from the (English) north country come south to teach school in a small smug town where she hopes to find love and fortune. Jenny is a beauty and men and women are crazy about her, most of all handsome Patrick Standish, who Jenny also likes. But Jenny and Patrick live in a world where it’s becoming ridiculously difficult—disastrously difficult—to sort out the claims of sex and the claims of love.

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    A Beautiful Girl
  • Author : Nikki Rogers
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 0648356213
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  • Genre : Books
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    Loving a Girl Like You
  • Author : Sequaia
  • Publisher : Urban Renaissance
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9781645563532
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Fame and love combined can be either the greatest combination or the worst. For these star-crossed lovers, which will it be? Handsome lyricist Lemere Webster is successful in every aspect of his life except for love. His rap career is soaring. His family is taken care of, and he’s well-respected in and out of the hood. Finally, the work he put in has come to fruition. The only thing missing is the Bonnie to his Clyde. As for Amree Haylin, she has devoted all her time and energy to becoming one of the top journalists in the entertainment industry. Her love life and men are something she has no time for, her past experiences with men were enough. So, the last thing she expected was to fall for the man who has the world at his feet. Making compromises of the heart, they both vow to try to be what the other needs. For Amree, she finds it easy to make the necessary changes to show Lemere she isn’t like the girls he’s used to. However, Lemere finds it difficult to match her actions, especially with women willing to do any and everything to get next to him. As bad as he wants Amree, temptation still rears its ugly head. Will Lemere be able to change his ways, or will his wrongdoings deny their relationship the chance to blossom into something beautiful after being so damaged?

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    The Girls Who Went Away
  • Author : Ann Fessler
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781101644294
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Social Science
  • “A remarkably well-researched and accomplished book.” —The New York Times Book Review “A wrenching, riveting book.” —Chicago Tribune In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently made contact with her mother, Ann Fessler brilliantly brings to life the voices of more than a hundred women, as well as the spirit of those times, allowing the women to tell their stories in gripping and intimate detail.

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    Think Like a Girl
  • Author : Tracy Packiam Alloway Ph.D
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780310361213
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  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Think your way to a more confident, successful you. Women's brains are different. It's not one-size-fits both men and women. Yet many women still believe the myths we tell ourselves. Myth: Women make emotional decisions when stressed. Myth: Women suffer more from unhappiness than men. Myth: Women have to act like men to be effective leaders. Dispel the myths! Stop underestimating your abilities. Stop downplaying your successes. And stop apologizing. In Think Like a Girl, award-winning psychologist, professor, and TEDx speaker Dr. Tracy Packiam Alloway will help you discover how: sticking your hand in a bucket of ice can help you make a less emotional decision changing one word can provide a buffer against depressive thoughts adopting a more relationship-centric leadership approach can be better for mental health Dare to think differently. Dare to think like a girl.

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    A Girl Like Her
  • Author : Talia Hibbert
  • Publisher : Nixon House
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Ruth Kabbah is okay with being an outcast. Between her autism, her comic book nerdery, and the whiff of scandal her small town can’t forget, Ruth will always be Ravenswood’s black sheep. Since she prefers silence and solitude to gossip and pub crawls, that suits her just fine—until Evan Miller comes to town. Ex-military man Evan is gorgeous, confident… and he’s Ruth’s new neighbour. Unlike everyone else, he doesn’t seem to mind her crotchety ways or her cooking disasters. In fact, if Ruth didn’t know any better, she might think Evan likes her. But Ruth’s been burned before, and some lessons are hard to forget. She can’t let her guard down—no matter how many home-cooked meals Evan brings over. Because affection is temporary, trust is made to be broken, and the heat of desire is a dangerous thing to play with. So why does this man feel so safe? The Ravenswood Series #1: A Girl Like Her #1.5: Damaged Goods #2: Untouchable #3: That Kind of Guy

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    Running Like a Girl
  • Author : Alexandra Heminsley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781451697179
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The inspiring, hilarious memoir of a “Bridget Jones-like writer” (The Washington Post) who transforms her life by learning to run, with stories of miserable defeat, complete victory, and learning to choose the right shoes. When Alexandra Heminsley decided to take up running, she had hopes for a blissful runner’s high and immediate physical transformation. After eating three slices of toast with honey and spending ninety minutes creating the perfect playlist, she hit the streets—and failed spectacularly. The stories of her first runs turn on its head the common notion that we are all “born to run”—and exposes the truth about starting to run: it can be brutal. Running Like a Girl tells the story of getting beyond the brutal part, how Alexandra makes running a part of her life, and reaps the rewards: not just the obvious things, like weight loss, health, and glowing skin; but self-confidence and immeasurable daily pleasure, along with a new closeness to her father—a marathon runner—and her brother, with whom she ultimately runs her first marathon. But before her first marathon, she has to figure out the logistics of running: the intimidating questions from a young and arrogant sales assistant when she goes to buy her first running shoes, where to get decent bras for the larger bust, how not to freeze or get sunstroke, and what (and when) to eat before a run. She’s figured out what’s important (pockets) and what isn’t (appearance), and more. For any woman who has ever run, wanted to run, tried to run, or failed to run (even if just around the block), Heminsley’s funny, warm, and motivational personal journey from nonathlete extraordinaire to someone who has completed five marathons is inspiring, entertaining, practical, and fun.

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    The Legend of the Teddy Bear
  • Author : Frank Murphy
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781627531238
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • While nearly everyone has a memory of their own favorite tattered teddy bear, the details of the day President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear have been lost to time. Now, nearly 100 years later, the legend that has grown around that fateful encounter will captivate you in this delightful tale.Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen brings his magical touch to another great American legend with illustratons for the origins of America's favorite stuffed animal and how it got its name. Author Frank Murphy shares the history and lucky timing of two candy store entrepreneurs who took the story of President Theodore Roosevelt's warm-hearted gesture in refusing to shoot a cornered bear and turned it into a legend of the toy world. Relive the memory of your own timeless, tattered "Teddy's" bear with The Legend of the Teddy Bear.

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    Finding Beauty
  • Author : Talitha Shipman
  • Publisher : Beaming Books
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781506466521
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • You are beautiful from the top of your head to the tip of your toes--but beauty is far more than something you can have. It's also something you have to find. In other people. In nature. In acts of kindness. In math, and art, and music, and sports. In this beautiful inspirational book for girls, author-illustrator Talitha Shipman turns the concept of beauty inside out, transforming girls into beauty-seeking adventurers charging out into the world with confidence and ambition to find beauty and make beauty wherever they go.

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    The First Woman
  • Author : Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781786077899
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'JENNIFER MAKUMBI IS A GENIUS STORYTELLER.' Reni Eddo-Lodge A SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY MAIL, BBC CULTURE & IRISH INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR A WATERSTONES BEST FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR OPRAH MAGAZINE BEST OF 2020 A TIME MAGAZINE MUST-READ BOOK OF 2020 A GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BOOK OF THE MONTH (OCTOBER) A BOOKSELLER BOOK OF THE MONTH (OCTOBER) AN AL JAZEERA PICK: TOP BOOKS BY AFRICAN WRITERS, 2020 At once epic and deeply personal, the second novel from prize-winning author Jennifer Makumbi is an intoxicating mix of Ugandan folklore and modern feminism that will linger in the memory long after the final page. As Kirabo enters her teens, questions begin to gnaw at her – questions which the adults in her life will do anything to ignore. Where is the mother she has never known? And why would she choose to leave her daughter behind? Inquisitive, headstrong, and unwilling to take no for an answer, Kirabo sets out to find the truth for herself. Her search will take her away from the safety of her prosperous Ugandan family, plunging her into a very different world of magic, tradition, and the haunting legend of 'The First Woman'.

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    A Nice Girl Like You
  • Author : Alexandra Sellers
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781459281134
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Desperate mother seeks… Samara Diamond thought she'd seen it all— until she read that personal ad. Now she just had to find out what desperate mothers were seeking these days…. A nice girl…to play decoy in a matchmaking scheme. Well, that role was fine with Sam. Men whose mommies found them brides were probably social nightmares, anyway. At least she'd get a good home-cooked meal out of the deal—not to mention quality family time, even if it wasn't hers. Then she met Ben—every woman's dream man. Especially a certain decoy's…

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    A Girl Like Me
  • Author : Penny Matthews
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780143011484
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Their lives couldn't be more different, but Emmie can't help liking Bertha Schippan. She's funny and knowing and wild, and she distracts Emmie from the monotony of farm life in their tiny, isolated community. But, as Emmie soon discovers, Bertha has secrets. Terrible secrets. This heartbreaking story is based on a real crime that took place more than a century ago, capturing headlines all around Australia.

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    A Girl Like Me
  • Author : Sandra Harmon
  • Publisher : Dutton Adult
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4439668
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  • Genre : Books
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    Like a Girl
  • Author : Lori Degman
  • Publisher : Sterling Children's Books
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 145493302X
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Once upon a time, "like a girl" was an insult. Not anymore! In every walk of life, girls are demonstrating their creativity, perseverance, and strength. From civil rights activist Rosa Parks, who stood up for her beliefs by staying seated, to astronaut Sally Ride, the 24 women profiled here took risks, broke barriers, and transformed the world. This tribute to girl power will inspire young women everywhere.

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    You Throw Like a Girl
  • Author : Don McPherson
  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 9781617757860
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Social Science
  • The former NFL quarterback examines the roots of masculinity gone awry and how it promotes violence against women. In You Throw Like a Girl, former Syracuse University quarterback and NFL veteran Don McPherson examines how the narrow definition of masculinity adversely impacts women and creates many “blind spots” that hinder the healthy development of men. Dissecting the strict set of beliefs and behaviors that underpin our understanding of masculinity, he contends that we don’t raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women. Using examples from his own life, including his storied football career, McPherson passionately argues that viewing violence against women as a “women’s issue” not just ignores men’s culpability but conflates the toxicity of men’s violence with being male. In You Throw Like a Girl, McPherson leads us beyond the blind spots and toward solutions, analyzing how we can engage men in a sustained dialogue, with a new set of terms that are aspirational and more accurately representative of the emotional wholeness of men. “One of the most important books ever written by a former elite male athlete.” —Jackson Katz, author of The Macho Paradox “An essential exploration of what’s holding men and sports back—and how to overcome it.” —The Washington Post “Don McPherson is a quarterback for a wider community.” —Newsday “A crucial read for anyone interested in learning more about how sports culture informs limited definitions of masculinity, and how such definitions are destructive for boys and men, and dangerous to girls and women.” —The Undefeated (A Can’t Miss Book of 2019)

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    Damaged Goods
  • Author : Talia Hibbert
  • Publisher : Nixon House
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Second chances shouldn’t feel so sinful. Laura Burne‘s husband is a monster, her diamond ring is a trap, and her pregnancy is the push she needs to finally escape. She runs away seeking safety… and finds Samir Bianchi, her long-lost teenage sweetheart. With his kind eyes and dirty smile, Samir’s still hot as hell—and he still treats Laura like a goddess, baby bump and all. The wild boy she spent one magical summer with is every inch a man, and he’s more than ready to care for her tiny family. But Laura’s been keeping a secret Samir might never forgive. When she finally confesses, will he remain by her side? Or is this fairytale ending too good to be true? Please be aware: this book contains depictions of domestic violence that could potentially trigger certain audiences.

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    Run Like a Girl
  • Author : Mina Samuels
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9781580053457
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Personal stories of women and girls of all ages and backgrounds whose lives have been changed by their experience with sports.

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    Code Like a Girl: Rad Tech Projects and Practical Tips
  • Author : Miriam Peskowitz
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781524713911
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Welcome to Code Like a Girl, where you'll get started on the adventure of coding with cool projects and step-by-step tips, from the co-author of the bestselling The Daring Book for Girls. Coding is about creativity, self-expression, and telling your story. It's solving problems and being curious, building things, making the world a better place, and creating a future. It's about you: whoever you are, wherever you're at, whatever you want. Nearly everything you encounter on a screen is made from code. You see, with code you can have an idea and put it into action: it's your voice and your vision. From the outside, tech and code may seem puzzling and mysterious, but when you get through the door and past the first few beginner steps and your code starts to work, it feels like magic. In this book, you'll learn how to: - Code with Scratch--projects like making a dog walk through the park, sending your friend a card, and devising a full-scoring game! - Build your own computer--really! - Create your own digital fortune-teller, with the Python language. - Make your own smartphone gloves. - Make light-up bracelets. - Code a motion sensor that tells you when someone enters your room. - And lots more!