Girls Like Us

Genre: Young Adult

Girls Like Us

A 2015 Schneider Family Book Award WinnerWith gentle humor and unflinching realism, Gail Giles tells the gritty, ultimately hopeful story of two special ed teenagers entering the adult world.We understand stuff. We just learn it slow. And most of what we understand is that people what ain’t Speddies think we too stupid to get out our own way. And that makes me mad.Quincy and Biddy are both graduates of their high school’s special ed program, but they couldn’t be more different: suspicious Quincy faces the world with her fists up, while gentle Biddy is frightened to step outside her front door. When they’re thrown together as roommates in their first “real world” apartment, it initially seems to be an uneasy fit. But as Biddy’s past resurfaces and Quincy faces a harrowing experience that no one should have to go through alone, the two of them realize that they might have more in common than they thought—and more important, that they might be able to help each other move forward.Hard-hitting and compassionate, Girls Like Us is a story about growing up in a world that can be cruel, and finding the strength—and the support—to carry on.

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Run time: 4 hours
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Author
Gail Giles

Biography:
Gail Giles is the author of several books for young adults, including Shattering Glass, What Happened to Cass McBride?, and Right Behind You. About Girls Like Us, she says, “I taught special ed students like Biddy and Quincy for twenty years, and I’ve been wanting to tell their stories—stories of courage, sometimes pain, and certainly triumph—for a long time.” Gail Giles lives near Houston, Texas.
Narrator
Brittany Pressley

Biography:
Brittany Pressley is a voiceover artist, songwriter and vocal producer in New York City. She has narrated almost 40 audiobooks including works by bestselling authors R. L. Stine and Alyson Noel. Her voice has been featured in commercials and promos for Nickelodeon and MTV as well as in a variety of games and learning apps for young children. As a songwriter her debut EP won several independent music awards and she continues to write and perform music for commercials.
Narrator
Lauren Ezzo

Biography:
Lauren Ezzo is a midwestern-based actor and recent graduate of Hope College. A native of Haslett, Michigan, she was most recently seen in Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s world premiere of Or You Could Kiss Me. Lauren’s hobbies include reading, running, and worrying about her orchid.

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