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Living - July 18, 2008

The Wild Girls

Young writers come of age in 1970s Danville

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

When Joan and Sarah, 12-year-olds from Danville, have to go onstage to read their prize-winning fantasy about two girls who live in a forest, they feel unhappy and out of place all dressed up. When someone leaves her lipstick on a chair, they know the solution: Cover their faces with fierce-looking stripes to declare they are the wild girls, not conventional young misses. War paint in place, they step onto the stage and begin to recite: "We are the wild girls who live in the woods."

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