American Girls

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Product Number: Z12520
Released: Jun 07, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501931345
Narrator/s: Jennifer Grace
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She was looking for a place to land. Anna is a fifteen-year-old girl slouching toward adulthood, and she's had it with her life at home. So Anna "borrows" her stepmom's credit card an runs away to Los Angeles, where her half-sister takes her in. But LA isn't quite the glamorous escape Anna had imagined. As Anna spends her days on TV and movie sets, she engrosses herself in a project researching the murderous Manson girls-and although the violence in her own life isn't the kind that leaves physical scars, she begins to notice the parallels between herself and the lost girls of LA, and of America, past and present. In Anna's singular voice, we glimpse not only a picture of life on the B-list in LA, but also a clear-eyed reflection on being young, vulnerable, lost, and female in America-in short, on the B-list of life. Alison Umminger writes about girls, sex, violence, and which people society deems worthy of caring about, which ones it doesn't, in a way not often seen in YA fiction.

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American Girls
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Author(s): Alison Umminger
Narrator(s): Jennifer Grace
Product Number C04493
Released: Jul 26, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501931291
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Author(s): Alison Umminger
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Publisher: Flatiron Books
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Author(s): Alison Umminger
Narrator(s): Jennifer Grace
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Hanging Bag
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Narrator(s): Jennifer Grace
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Alison Umminger
Narrator(s): Jennifer Grace
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Alison Umminger
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Author(s): Alison Umminger
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ISBN: #9781250075000

Professional reviews

"Narrator Jennifer Grace embodies the cynicism of 15-year-old Anna, who certainly has a right to her 'tude. Her mother and stepmother are raising a new baby, and Anna feels invisible, at best. So she "borrows" a credit card, flies to Los Angeles, and surprises her half-sister, Delia. As Anna turns a jaded eye on the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle, Grace adds wry humor, but she also expresses Anna's sensitive, fearful side as she attempts to understand the girls who committed the Manson murders. As those young women become more real to her, Anna sees her similarities to them, acknowledges brutalities in her own life, and develops a more mature view. Grace does a magnificent job of balancing horror and humor in this gripping coming-of-age debut. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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