(The first book in the Three Girls in the City series)
A novel by Jeanne Betancourt
New York City, 2002. Three 13 year-old girls meet at a summer photo class: Carolyn, fresh from Wyoming, motherless and scared; Joy, who has everything plus a bad attitude, and Maya from Harlem, strong, proud and surprised to find herself liking these 2 mismatched girls. Just as these 3 discover they're friends despite their differences, Carolyn's father decides to send her back 'home' to Wyoming. Then, in her first flush of street-smart confidence, Carolyn gets scarily lost on the subway - and it's Joy and Maya who find her - and show her dad that New York City is the home they've been looking for.
Used availability for Jeanne Betancourt's Self-Portrait
June 2003 : USA Library Binding
June 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
January 2003 : USA Paperback