January 16, 2020
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Temple Israel | 137 NE 19 Street | Miami, FL 33132


Guests may attend no more than two luncheons per season.

This is a discounted option for members aged 35 and younger.

For more information, visit here.

Ordinary Girls is a fierce, beautiful, and unflinching memoir from a wildly talented debut author. While growing up in housing projects in Puerto Rico and Miami Beach, Jaquira Díaz found herself caught between extremes: as her family split apart and her mother battled schizophrenia, she was surrounded by the love of her friends; as she longed for a family and home, she found instead a life upended by violence. Drawing from her own struggles, Ms. Diaz embues every page of Ordinary Girls with music and lyricism and maps her journey from despair toward the girl she always wanted to be.

Ordinary Girls

For siblings as different as Plum and Ginny, getting on each other’s nerves is par for the course. But when the family’s finances hit a snag, sending chaos through the house in a way only characters from a Jane Austen novel could understand, a distance grows between them like never before.

Plum, a self-described social outcast, finally has something in her life that doesn’t revolve around her dramatic older sister. But what if coming into her own means Plum isn’t there for Ginny when she, struggling with a hard secret of her own, needs her most?

Publisher: HarperTeen

Photo credit: Maria Esquinca

*** Registration closes Jan. 13, 2020 ***

Spread the love!