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CONCEPTION by Kalisha Buckhanon
Dear Baby Girl
by Janet Orcutt
Mr. & Mrs. BoJo Jones by Ann Head
Someone Like You
by Sarah Dessen
Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
The first part last by
Not My Daughter by
You Don't Even Know Me by Sharon Flake
From Health Information Project:
Chill Wind. By Janet McDonald. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002. An unmarried mother of two, 19-year old Aisha must figure out how to cope after she receives termination-of-welfare-benefits notice. (Teenage Mothers, African-American)
Detour for Emmy. By Marilyn Reynolds. Morning Glory Press, 1993. The story of one single mother's experiences from her first date in 9th grade with Art to giving birth at 16 and later completing community college. (Pregnancy, Unmarried Mothers)
The First Part Last
Simon & Schuster
Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter. (
, African Americans)
Hanging on to Max
. By Margaret Bechard. Roaring Book Press, 2002.
senior Sam, juggling the demands of fatherhood with school and friends, must deal with his girlfriend's decision to give up their baby. (Teenage Fathers)
Imani All Mine
Told in Tasha's voice, is the story of great promise shining through monstrous obstacles. (Teenage Pregnancy, African American Teens)
No More Saturday Nights
. Fawcett, 1989.
Tim Weber and Cheryl Banks had what they thought was a "casual" relationship -- until she got pregnant and wanted to put the baby up for adoption. (Teenage Fathers, Family Issues)
. By Laura Pritchett.
Libby is raising her younger sister's baby girl because of a promise. She promised to raise baby Amber if Tess did not have an abortion. Now, Libby bags groceries at the local supermarket to support Amber, while Tess is off exploring the world somewhere. (Family Issues, Adoption)
. By Janet McDonald. Farrar. Straus and Giroux, 2001.
Raven, a teenage mother and
high school dropout
living in a housing project, decides, with the help and sometime interference of her best friend Aisha, to study for a spelling bee which could lead to a college preparatory program and a four-year-school scholarship. (Teenage Mothers, Dropouts, Interpersonal Relations)
Too Soon for Jeff
. By Marilyn Reynolds. Morning Glory Press, 1994.
Whether Jeff is ready or not, he is going to be a father. His plan for his life has changed forever. (Teenage Fathers, Teen Pregnancy)
. By Lenora Adams. Simon Pulse, 2007.
With her tough facade and hard attitude, Sheree doesn't make friends easily and lives a lonely life, but when she gets pregnant and decides to keep the baby with the intention of finding unconditional love, Sheree learns important lessons about herself that change her entire outlook on life. (Family Issues, Drugs, Abortion,
, Teen Parenting)
//Butterflies in May//
. By Karen Hart. Bancroft, 2006.
Ali Parker is a bright seventeen-year-old girl headed for college. She and her boyfriend are usually careful about birth control, but she ends up pregnant after one lapse. She schedules an abortion but can't go through with it. Her parents are disappointed but supportive. She meets a perfect couple who want to adopt her child but wonders if she can bring herself to part with the baby. (Adoption, Dating,
. By Kalisha Buckhanon. St. Martin's Press, 2008.
Shivana Montgomery, a 15-year-old girl living in Chicago, believes all Black women wind up the same: single and raising children along, like her mother. Until the sudden visit of her beautiful and free-spirited Aunt Jewel, Shivana spends her days struggling to understand life and confront the challenges she faces growing up in a tough environment. When she accidentally becomes pregnant by an older man and must decide what to do, she begins a journey toward adulthood. Then she falls in love with Rasul, a teenager with problems of his own. (Dating Issues)
Contents Under Pressure
. By Lara Zeises. Delacorte Press, 2004.
Lucy, a fourteen-year-old
high school freshman
, experiences the happiness and confusion of dating a popular older boy, changing relationships with life-long friends, and sharing a bedroom with her older brother's pregnant girlfriend. (Pregnancy, High School, Family Issues, Dating Issues)
Dancing Naked: A Novel
. By Shelley Hrdlitschka. Orca Book Publishers, 2001.
Just sixteen, Kia finds herself pregnant and the father wants her to get an abortion; Kia, faced with difficult choices, decides to give her baby up for adoption. (Abortion, Adoption)
When Helen discovers that she is pregnant during the last few months of high school, she and her boyfriend, Chris, cope with the consequences of their actions and lurch toward solutions. (
Don't Think Twice
By Ruth Pennebaker. Holt, 1996.
Set in the late 1960s in a rural Texas home for pregnant teens, this is much more than a "girls in trouble" story. (Unmarried Mothers, Adoption)
The Girl with a Baby
. By Sylvia Olsen. Sono Nis Press, 2003.
Jane never drinks, smokes dope, or misses a single day of school. She's in the drama club, gets top marks, and is one of the popular kids. Or she used to be. Now she's a teenage mother packing diaper bags with her knapsack, wheeling strollers into the high-school daycare, tired and grumpy. Jane's only fourteen, and she can feel the stares in the school halls. (Teen Parenting, Indian Teenagers, Self-Identity)
Her Daughter's Eyes
By Jessica Inclan. New American Library, 2001.
Kate Phillips -- 17 years old, unmarried, and pregnant -- and her younger sister Tyler have been abandoned by their parents. (
Single Parent Family
Like Sisters on the Homefront
. By Rita Williams-Garcia. Lodestar Books, 1995.
At 14, Gayle is pregnant. Again. The first time she kept the baby; Mama takes the issue to drastic measures and sends them down South. (Family Issues, Teen Pregnancy, African American Teens)
By Colby Rodowsky. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1992.
Pregnant 17-year-old who, cruelly rejected by her preacher father, is taken in by thoroughly wholesome Jake, who has dropped out of college in order to write. (Rape, Self-Reliance)
//My Life as a Rhombus//
. By Varian Johnson. Flux, 2007.
When the classmate she is tutoring in trigonometry admits she is pregnant, high school junior Rhonda must finally come to terms with the abortion her father insisted she undergo three years earlier and examine how it has changed her life. (Family Issues)
. By Sharon M. Draper. Atheneum, 2007.
When November Nelson loses her boyfriend to a pledge stunt gone horribly wrong, she thinks her life can't possibly get any worse. But he left something behind that will change her life forever, and now she's faced with the biggest decision she could ever imagine. How will she tell her mom? (Death, Grief)
By Jerrie Oughton. Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
It's 1955 in the town of Lily,
. Unwed teen mothers are shuttled off to far away cities; girls are going crazy over James Dean; and "porch setting" is a viable pastime. (Unmarried Mothers)
. Putnam, 2007.
Things had been going well for Sam. His teachers were encouraging him to go to college, his mother had ditched her loser boyfriend and he had a gorgeous new girlfriend. When the couple's ardor has unintended consequences, Sam turns to skateboarder Tony Hawk for advice. (Family Issues, Dating Issues)
Someone Else's Baby
. By Geraldine Kaye. Hyperion Book, 1992.
Terry, 17, is pregnant as the result of an encounter at a party where she'd had so much to drink that she's not sure who the father is; though she wasn't willing, she blames herself too much to call it rape. (Unmarried Mothers, Rape, Family Issues)
. By Carolyn MacCullough. A Deborah Brodi Book, 2005.
Savannah and her eight-year-old half brother flee from his abusive father and their oblivious mother. Their journey to safety is interspersed with the earlier story of her mother, Alice, as she meets Savannah's father and unexpectedly becomes pregnant.(Runaways, Abuse, Interpersonal Relations, Family Issues)
Robie H. Harris
, illus Michael Emberley,
: Changing Bodies,
, Sex, and Sexual Health.
. Updated for the 21st Century.
, September 2009. $12.99.
Susan Kuklin, What Do I Do Now? (Putnam, 1991)
Jane Hammerslough, Everything You Need to Know about Teenage Motherhood (Rosen, 1995)
Teen Pregnancy and Parenting list from Patchogue Medford Library
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