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Five friends get together one glorious Saturday morning. They want to get away from the Projects, where their mothers will find them something to do, and away from little brothers, who spy on them. These girls could ride bikes. They could collect bottles for the recycler to get money for the movies. But they decide to go climb trees, and off they go--Hey, hey!--linking arm ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 15th 1999 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Kimbria Thomas
Mar 23, 2017 Kimbria Thomas added it
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This is a fictional story narrating a Saturday morning in the projects. It follows five young black girls who are trying to leave the projects for a few hours so they won't be force to do any house chores or errands for their mothers. Also on of the girl had to sneak away from her baby brother because she always have to take him with her everywhere she go. They first ride bikes, try to run errands for people so they can earn money, and they climb trees. I enjoy this book because it is a true dep ...more
Heather
Mar 15, 2009 Heather rated it did not like it
It's not often that I come across a children's book that I truly dislike, but Girls Together fits perfectly into that category. The story itself is good, and important for showcasing the everyday lives of young girls from the projects, as well as the world as seen through their eyes. The illustrations are done in primary colors and beautifully emphasize the story being told.

But the author has chosen to write this book using the vernacular stereotypically spoken by many families and individuals
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Elaine
Jan 26, 2010 Elaine rated it really liked it
Shelves: african-american
This book celebrates African American culture. Poetically written in African American slang. The illustrations are interesting and attention is paid to children living in the projects and how they view the suburbs. I think I get this book.
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Sherley Anne Williams (August 25, 1944 – July 6, 1999) was an African-American poet, novelist, professor, and social critic. Many of her works tell stories about her life in the African-American community.

Williams was born in Bakersfield, California. When she was little her family picked cotton in order to get money. At the age of eight her father died of tuberculosis and when she was sixteen her
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