Girls Like Us

Title

Girls Like Us

Authors

Gail Giles

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780763662677

Pages

210 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL570L

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White; mixed race

Awards

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

Keywords

special needs kids; friendship; overcoming difficulties; growth; learning; bullying; a new life; rape

Diversity Impact

direct

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