Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood

@article{Epstein2017GirlhoodIT,
  title={Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood},
  author={Rebecca Epstein and Jamilia J. Blake and Thalia Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Social Science Research Network},
  year={2017}
}
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