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Growing Up Too Soon: Pregnant and Parenting Teens
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  Cover Art: Dear Diary, I'm Pregnant Dear Diary, I'm Pregnant
In poignant and insightful interviews, ten teens discuss their experiences with pregnancy, and the choices they made around motherhood, adoption, and abortion.
159 p. 2010
Teen Nonfiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Kendra Booth, Coe
High schooler Kendra longs to live with her mother who, unprepared for motherhood at age fourteen, left Kendra in the care of her grandmother.
292 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Glitter Daniels, Babygirl
When her father dies tragically, Asia Smith's life changes dramatically as she struggles to adjust to living with her Auntie Joy. Asia thinks high school will help her world return to normal, but she soon ends her friendship with Tracey when she puts her new boyfriend first. However, Asia ends up pregnant and alone as the boyfriend she thought would be with her forever quickly disappears, and she's left to deal with the consequences of growing up too fast.
172 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Courtin' Jayd Divine, L.
Courtin' Jayd
While dealing with her friend Mickey's possible pregnancy and her conniving rival Misty, Jayd is torn between her ex Jeremy, who is trying to get on the basketball team, and Rah, who is on the rebound, and must reconnect with her powerful lineage to escape the drama.
212 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: November Blues Draper, Sharon M.
November Blues
A teenaged boy's death in a hazing accident has lasting effects on his pregnant girlfriend and his guilt-ridden cousin, who gives up a promising music career to play football during his senior year in high school.
316 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Hooked Greenman, Catherine
After their relationship survives Will going to college, their love is tested again when Thea realizes she is pregnant.
276 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: A Girl Named Mister Grimes, Nikki
A Girl Named Mister
A pregnant teenager finds support and forgiveness from God through a book of poetry presented from the Virgin Mary's perspective.
223 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Without a Map Hall, Meredith
Without a Map
Meredith Hall's moving but unsentimental memoir begins in 1965, when she becomes pregnant at sixteen. Shunned by her insular New Hampshire community, she is then kicked out of the house by her mother. Her father and stepmother reluctantly take her in, hiding her before they finally banish her altogether. After giving her baby up for adoption, Hall wanders recklessly through the Middle East, where she survives by selling her possessions and finally her blood. She returns to New England and stitches together a life that encircles her silenced and invisible grief. When he is twenty-one, her lost son finds her.
xxv, 221 p. 2007
Adult Nonfiction Book (Biography)
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  Cover Art: Slam Hornby, Nick
At the age of fifteen, Sam Jones's girlfriend gets pregnant and Sam's life of skateboarding and daydreaming about Tony Hawk changes drastically.
309 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Jumping Off Swings Knowles, Johanna
Jumping Off Swings
Tells, from four points of view, the ramifications of a pregnancy resulting from a "one-time thing" between Ellie, who feels loved when boys touch her, and Josh, an eager virgin with a troubled home life.
230 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Grown in 60 Seconds Lee, Darrien
Grown in 60 Seconds
As seventeen-year-olds Patrice and DeMario prepare for the birth of their first child, they find themselves feeling isolated from their friends and family, especially when they find out that Patrice and the baby could be facing life-threatening complications.
201 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Mothership Leicht, Martin
In 2074, while attending the Hanover School for Expecting Teen Mothers aboard an earth-orbiting spaceship, sixteen-year-old Elvie finds herself in the middle of an alien race war and makes a startling discovery about her pregnancy.
308 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Start Talking Rapini, Mary Jo
Start Talking
A Q&A guide for mother-daughter conversations about female health and sexuality, this book targets both daughters and mothers. Start Talking contains more than 113 questions girls ask including questions about periods, sex, relationships, guys, eating, exercise, body development, along with similar questions verbalized by mothers.
198 p. 2008
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Pregnancy Project Rodriguez, Gaby
The Pregnancy Project
Growing up, Gaby Rodriguez was often told she would end up a teen mom. After all, her mother and her older sisters had gotten pregnant as teenagers...from an outsider's perspective, it was practically a family tradition. Gaby had ambitions that didn't include teen motherhood. But she wondered: How would she be treated if she "lived down" to others' expectations? Would everyone ignore the years she put into being a good student and see her as just another pregnant teen statistic with no future? These questions sparked Gaby's school project: faking her own pregnancy as a high school senior to see how her family, friends, and community would react.
218 p. 2012
Teen Nonfiction Book (Biography)
  Cover Art: Plan B Simon, Charnan
Plan B
Lucy has her life planned out: she'll graduate and then join her boyfriend, Luke, at college in Austin. She'll become a Spanish teacher, and they'll get married. Deciding there's no reason to wait, and despite trying to be careful, Lucy gets pregnant. Now, none of Lucy's options are part of her picture-perfect plan. Together, she and Luke will have to make the most difficult decision of their lives.
104 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: I'm Pregnant Now What? Stanley, Cleo
I'm Pregnant Now What?
Provides information on teenage pregnancy, including health risks and procedures, the fundamentals of childbirth, alternatives to raising the baby, and coping with friends and family members.
240 p. 2012
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Salvage the Bones Ward, Jesmyn
Salvage the Bones
Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.
261 p. 2011
Adult Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: How to Save a Life Zarr, Sara
How to Save a Life
Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill's mother agrees to adopt Mandy's unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated.
341 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
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