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The Resource Ordinary Girls

Ordinary Girls

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Ordinary Girls
Title
Ordinary Girls
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Summary
One of the Must-Read Books of 2019 According to O: The Oprah Magazine * Time * Bustle * Electric Literature * Publishers Weekly * The Millions * The Week * Good Housekeeping “There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime.” —Julia Alvarez In this searing memoir, Jaquira Díaz writes fiercely and eloquently of her challenging girlhood and triumphant coming of age. While growing up in housing projects in Puerto Rico and Miami Beach, Díaz found herself caught between extremes. As her family split apart and her mother battled schizophrenia, she was supported by the love of her friends. As she longed for a family and home, her life was upended by violence. As she celebrated her Puerto Rican culture, she couldn’t find support for her burgeoning sexual identity. From her own struggles with depression and sexual assault to Puerto Rico’s history of colonialism, every page of Ordinary Girls vibrates with music and lyricism. Díaz writes with raw and refreshing honesty, triumphantly mapping a way out of despair toward love and hope to become her version of the girl she always wanted to be. Reminiscent of Tara Westover’s Educated, Kiese Laymon’s Heavy, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club, and Terese Marie Mailhot’s Heart Berries, Jaquira Díaz’s memoir provides a vivid portrait of a life lived in (and beyond) the borders of Puerto Rico and its complicated history—and reads as electrically as a novel
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Díaz, Jaquira
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Family & Relationships
  • Nonfiction
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Ordinary Girls
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OVERDRIVE:ea6008be-0842-4b19-bf42-f8ff38e59b8e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781643750163
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Ordinary Girls
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ea6008be-0842-4b19-bf42-f8ff38e59b8e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781643750163
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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