Project Girl: PROJECT GIRL by Janet McdonaldProject Girl: PROJECT GIRL by Janet Mcdonald

Project Girl: PROJECT GIRL

byJanet Mcdonald

Paperback | October 10, 2000

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Selected by The Los Angeles Times Book Review as one of the best books of the year, Project Girl is the powerful account of a young woman's struggle to realize her dreams while remaining true to who she was before attending Ivy League schools and receiving impressive diplomas. It tells of the spectacular failures and unlikely comebacks of a ghetto kid whose academic talent opens doors onto a world of private schools, rich classmates, and plum jobs but who back home confronts a neighborhood of growing poverty, drug abuse, and crime. Project Girl is McDonald's story of her divided life and terrible battle to reconcile opposing worlds.
Janet McDonald grew up in a public housing project in New York City. A graduate of Vassar College, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and New University School of Law, she is currently a lawyer in Paris.
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Title:Project Girl: PROJECT GIRLFormat:PaperbackDimensions:231 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:October 10, 2000Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520223454

ISBN - 13:9780520223455

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Going to college opens up a world of opportunities. Janet McDonald shares this compelling chronicle of a young woman’s fight to achieve her dreams while remaining true to the person she was before attending Ivy League schools and receiving impressive diplomas. Engaging, funny, brilliant and inspiring, Project Girl describes the life of a ghetto kid whose academic gifts allowed her into the realm of private schools, wealthy classmates and coveted careers, while her home life is characterized by poverty, crime and drug abuse. McDonald shares her remarkable story about a double existence and the struggle to reconcile her disparate worlds.

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"To see and listen to Janet McDonald at this stage in her life is enough to make one drool with envy. What a change from 19 years ago!"--"Newsday