Girls like us / Randi Pink.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Four teenage girls. Four different stories. What they all have in common is that they're dealing with unplanned pregnancies. In rural Georgia, Izella is wise beyond her years, but burdened with the responsibility of her older sister, Ola, who has found out she's pregnant. Their young neighbor, Missippi, is also pregnant, but doesn't fully understand the extent of her predicament. When her father sends her to Chicago to give birth, she meets the final narrator, Susan, who is white and the daughter of an anti-choice senator."--Page [2] of cover.
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    • ABNT:
      PINK, R. Girls like us. First edition. [s. l.]: Feiwel and Friends, 2019. ISBN 9781250155856. Disponível em: Acesso em: 29 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Pink R. Girls like Us. First edition. Feiwel and Friends; 2019. Accessed September 29, 2020.
    • APA:
      Pink, R. (2019). Girls like us (First edition.). Feiwel and Friends.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Pink, Randi. 2019. Girls like Us. First edition. Feiwel and Friends.
    • Harvard:
      Pink, R. (2019) Girls like us. First edition. Feiwel and Friends. Available at: (Accessed: 29 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Pink, R 2019, Girls like us, First edition., Feiwel and Friends, viewed 29 September 2020, .
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      Pink, Randi. Girls like Us. First edition., Feiwel and Friends, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Pink, Randi. Girls like Us. First edition. Feiwel and Friends, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Pink R. Girls like us [Internet]. First edition. Feiwel and Friends; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 29]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 September #1

Ola is 16 in 1972 when she realizes she's pregnant. To her more responsible 15-year-old sister, Izella, this is just one more burden placed on her that she must hide from their prophetess mother, Evangelist. Down the road from them is Missippi, 14 and pregnant, subjected to the judgmental gaze of her neighbors. For Missippi in particular, the circumstances behind her situation tell an all-too-familiar story. When her father takes her to Chicago to stay with other pregnant teens, she quickly befriends Sue, the daughter of an anti-choice senator. Pink (Into White, 2016) wanted to explore what life was like before Roe v. Wade became law in 1973, particularly in light of contemporary conversations about abortion rights in our country. Each of the four narrators—Ola, Izella, and Missippi are Black, and Sue is white—provide a glimpse into what few options are left when legal abortion is not a choice, including backwoods abortion and its often-grave consequences. As women's right to choose is placed under scrutiny once again, these stories are a reminder of what horrors lie ahead if history repeats itself. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 September #2

It's 1972, and four teenage girls—three, black, in rural Georgia, and one, white, in Chicago—confront unwanted pregnancies before Roe v. Wade made abortion legal. When her older sister, Ola, misses her period, Izella, 15, convinces her to visit Mrs. Mac, an elderly "seer," to end her pregnancy. The sisters' predicament is complicated because their preacher mother, Evangelist, has been highly critical of a neighbor, Missippi, 14, who is also pregnant following sexual assault by her uncle ("I feel like that baby gone wind up raised in a house of hell with all kind of sin and debauchery"). When Missippi's father, a long-haul trucker, moves his daughter to a Chicago home for pregnant teens run by the saintly Ms. Pearline, she meets Sue, 17, whose father is a conservative U.S. senator. The story bounces among each girl's story (with chapter titles that announce how far each is into her pregnancy), culminating in a tragic ending for one and a pledge among the others to remain lifelong friends. An epilogue catches readers up to the young women as adults. Though some plot elements don't add up, Pink (Into White) offers a timely, sobering account of the reality women faced before abortion was made legal. Ages 13–up. (Oct.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.