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Project Girl by Janet McDonald

An inspiring story of a black womans coming-of-age. Project Girl is the powerful story of a black woman with a genius IQ whose coming-of-age in a Brooklyn public housing project locks her into a struggle with the growing poverty, drug abuse, and violence of a neighborhood in decline. Janet McDonald grew up in a family in pursuit of the American Dream, a dream that seemed within easy reach of the gifted student. In school, McDonald soared past her peers into a world of privilege--college at Vassar, studies in Paris, law school at Cornell--one she was prepared for only intellectually. Unlike many of her contemporaries, she held on emotionally to the project world she was poised to leave behind. Project Girl is a story of a divided life and of the struggle to reconcile two opposing worlds. In college, there was drug abuse. In law school, an arson arrest. She suffered a nervous breakdown after a rape. Only through brains, will, and support from friends and family was McDonald able to gain control of her life. Few books have told about the tensions of growing up gifted in the inner city so candidly, and few success stories seem as unlikely as the one narrated in Project Girl.

Author: Janet McDonald

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 231

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 1999-01-21

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ISBN: 0374237573

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Janet McDonald (Edition: 1st) Hardcover

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