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Patricia McCormick

Push, 2011

From National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick, a new look for her debut novel, which THE BOSTON GLOBE called "Riveting and hopeful, sweet, heartbreaking." A tingle arced across my scalp. The floor tipped up at me and my body spiraled away. Then I was on the ceiling looking down, waiting to see what would happen next. Callie cuts herself. Never too deep, never enough to die. But enough to feel the pain. Enough to feel the scream ...
  
  











  



  
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Dover Thrift Editions)
Harriet Jacobs

Dover Publications, 2001

The true story of an individual's struggle for self-identity, self-preservation, and freedom, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains among the few extant slave narratives written by a woman. This autobiographical account chronicles the remarkable odyssey of Harriet Jacobs (1813–1897) whose dauntless spirit and faith carried her from a life of servitude and degradation in North Carolina to liberty and reunion with her children in the ...
  
  











  



  
A Smart Girl's Guide to Liking Herself, Even on the Bad Days (American Girl) (Smart Girl's Guides)
Laurie Zelinger

Amer Girl, 2012

From the back cover: Has a bad day got you down? Is your self-esteem making you feel blue? In A Smart Girl's Guide to Liking Herself--Even on the Bad Days, you'll learn how having high self-esteem can turn a good day into a great day, while having low self-esteem can turn a bad day into a nightmare. You'll learn tips for trusting yourself, ideas for boosting your self-esteem (or for keeping it up), and how to feel your best in all kinds of ...
  
  











  



  
Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir
Rachel Lloyd

Harper Perennial, 2012

"Powerfully raw, deeply moving, and utterly authentic. Rachel Lloyd has turned a personal atrocity into triumph and is nothing less than a true hero. . . . Never again will you look at young girls on the street as one of 'those' women—you will only see little girls that are girls just like us." —Demi Moore, actress and activist  With the power and verity of First They Killed My Father and A Long Way Gone , Rachel Lloyd’s riveting ...
  
  











  



  
A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and ...
Rachel Held Evans

Thomas Nelson, 2012

New York Times Bestseller What is “biblical womanhood” . . . really?  Strong-willed and independent, Rachel Held Evans couldn’t sew a button on a blouse before she embarked on a radical life experiment—a year of biblical womanhood. Intrigued by the traditionalist resurgence that led many of her friends to abandon their careers to assume traditional gender roles in the home, Evans decides to try it for herself, vowing to take all ...
  
  











  



  
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
Jill Bolte Taylor Ph.D.

Plume, 2009

The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life-all within four hours-Taylor alternated ...
  
  











  



  
Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness and Finding a Better Way
Patti Kelley Criswell

American Girl, 2009

This book teaches girls how to spot bullying and how to stand up and speak out against it. Quizzes, quotes from other girls, and "what do you do?" scenarios present advice in an age-appropriate, digestible way. The message in this book is that there is no one right way to deal with bullying. Instead, there are lots of options for girls to try, from ignoring a bully and trying a few clever comebacks to reporting bullying to a trusted adult. ...
  
  











  



  
Stopping the Pain: A Workbook for Teens Who Cut and Self Injure
Lawrence Shapiro PhD

Instant Help, 2008

If you’re cutting or hurting yourself you’re not alone. Thousands of teens across the country think that hurting themselves is the only way they can feel better, even though they continue to feel alone and out of control. There are a lot of reasons why teens hurt themselves. None of them are your fault. You can’t change your past, but there is a lot you can do, right now, to make your future a place you’d like to spend some time, a ...
  
  











  



  
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Cheryl Strayed

Vintage Books, 2013

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail ...
  
  











  



  
Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl - A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship
Sherry Argov

Adams Media, 2002

Do you feel like you are too nice? Sherry Argov's Why Men Love Bitches delivers a unique perspective as to why men are attracted to a strong woman who stands up for herself. With saucy detail on every page, this no-nonsense guide reveals why a strong woman is much more desirable than a "yes woman" who routinely sacrifices herself. The author provides compelling answers to the tough questions women often ask: Why are men so romantic in the ...
  
  











  



  
Heaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of Herself
Maud Hart Lovelace

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2009

This brand-new edition of Maud Hart Lovelace’s beloved works brings together the first two books of Betsy and Tacy’s high school years, Heaven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself , along with a new foreword by New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman.
  
  











  



  
Frida Kahlo: The Artist who Painted Herself (Smart About Art)
Margaret Frith

Grosset & Dunlap, 2003

Through original artwork by the renowned artist Tomie dePaola-a longtime aficionado of Frida Kahlo's work-as well as beautiful reproductions of Kahlo's paintings, this latest Smart About book explores the creative, imaginative world of Mexico's most celebrated female artist.
  
  











  



  
16 Lighthouse Road (Cedar Cove)
Debbie Macomber

Mira, 2010

Olivia Lockhart 16 Lighthouse Road Cedar Cove, Washington Dear Reader, You don't know me yet, but in a few hours that's going to change. You see, I'm inviting you to my home and my town of Cedar Cove because I want you to meet my family, friends and neighbors. Come and hear their stories—maybe even their secrets! I have to admit that my own secrets are pretty open. My marriage failed some years ago, and I have a rather…difficult ...
  
  











  



  
Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing
Anita Moorjani

Hay House, 2012

     In this truly inspirational memoir , Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body—overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system—began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth . . . and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had ...
  
  











  



  
Purple, Green and Yellow (Classic Munsch)
Robert Munsch

Annick Press, 1992

This is a favorite from Bob Munsch's live storytelling sessions. Brigid is on the trail of the ultimate felt marker. At first, she's satisfied to be drawing wonderful pictures. But soon she must have the markers that wash off with water. Then she needs the markers that smell. But she's happiest when she gets the super-indelible-never-comes-off-till-you're-dead markers. She draws brighter-than-real lemons and roses and then goes too ...
  
  











  



  
Judy Blume Essentials: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Blubber; Deenie; Iggie's House; It's Not the End ...
Judy Blume

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014

No one should have to survive adolescence (or adulthood) without Judy Blume. And with this essential boxed set of seven beloved novels, no one has to. The ideal antidote for angst at any age, this boxed set of seven classic Judy Blume books makes a great gift for yourself or someone else. From Margaret and her crisis of faith in Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret to Karen and her coping with her parents’ divorce in It’s Not the End ...
  
  











  



  
Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
Liz Murray

Hachette Books, 2011

Breaking night : (Urban slang) staying up through the night, until the sun rises Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard. Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls' home. At ...
  
  











  



  
Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man
Norah Vincent

Penguin Books, 2006

A journalist’s provocative and spellbinding account of her eighteen months spent disguised as a man Norah Vincent became an instant media sensation with the publication of Self-Made Man , her take on just how hard it is to be a man, even in a man’s world. Following in the tradition of John Howard Griffin ( Black Like Me ), Norah spent a year and a half disguised as her male alter ego, Ned, exploring what men are like when women aren’t ...
  
  











  



  
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams
Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

Blood Moon Productions, 2014

God had a talent for creating exceptional women--Helen of Troy and Cleopatra come to mind. So does Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, who lives again in this "warts-and-all" portrait. It's being released on the 20th anniversary of the tragic death, in 1994, of the icon who changed America's beliefs about what a woman of style, power, and influence could accomplish "behind the throne" of men whose careers changed the course of history. ...
  
  











  



  
Dare to Repair: A Do-it-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home
Julie Sussman, Stephanie Glakas-Tenet

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2002

This is NOT your father's home repair book! And it's not your husband's, your brother's, your boyfriend's, or the guy's next door. Dare to Repair is a do-it-herself book for every woman who would rather be self-reliant than rely on a super or contractor. No matter the depth of your pockets or the size of your home, a toilet will get clogged, a circuit breaker will trip, and a smoke detector will stop working. It's up to you how you'll deal ...
  
  











  








   



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