Black Girl/White Girl
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HarperCollins Publishers, 2009.
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Joyce Carol Oates., & Joyce Carol Oates|AUTHOR. (2009). Black Girl/White Girl. HarperCollins Publishers.

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Joyce Carol Oates and Joyce Carol Oates|AUTHOR. 2009. Black Girl/White Girl. HarperCollins Publishers.

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Joyce Carol Oates, and Joyce Carol Oates|AUTHOR. Black Girl/White Girl. HarperCollins Publishers, 2009. Web.

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