Girls Like Us
Graduating from their school's special education program, Quincy and Biddy are placed together in their first independent apartment and discover unexpected things they have in common in the face of past challenges and a harrowing trauma.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Foster care; Kinship care; Poverty; Separation; Developmental disability; Learning disability; Physical disability; ESE high school kids; cannot read or write; brain abnormalities/damage; living in poverty; impoverished family; separated homes; multiple homes; multiple foster families
White; mixed race
Arkansas Teen Book Award, 2016, Honorable Mention, Grades 10-12
Cybils Awards, 2014, Finalist, Young Adult Fiction
PEN Center USA Literary Award, 2015, Finalist, Children's and Young Adult Literature
Schneider Family Book Award, 2015, Winner, Teen
Writers' League of Texas Book Award, 2014, Finalist, Middle Grade
special needs kids; friendship; overcoming difficulties; growth; learning; bullying; a new life; rape
Giles, Gail, "Girls Like Us" (2014). Diverse Families. 2141.