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Teen Issues - Teen Pregnancy and Parenting

The Best and Hardest Thing
The Best and Hardest Thing By Brisson, Pat Book - 2010 / FICTION BRISSON PAT Available in some locations

Annotation:When she is a sophomore in high school, Molly gets rid of her good-girl image but ends up becoming pregnant and having to make some difficult decisions. (234 p. Gr 9+)

Anything but Normal
Anything but Normal A Novel By Carlson, Melody Book - 2010 / FICTION CARLSON MELODY Available in some locations

Annotation:Honor student and future journalist Sophie, a seventeen-year-old senior, was pressured to break her purity pledge and fears she is pregnant but is unable to go to her parents, friends, pastor, or even God for help. (250 p. Gr 8+)

Me, Him, Them, and It
Me, Him, Them, and It By Carter, Caela Book - 2013 / FICTION CARTER CAELA Available in some locations

Annotation:Playing the bad girl at school to get back at her feuding parents, 16-year old Evelyn becomes pregnant and faces a difficult decision.

Gingerbread By Cohn, Rachel Book - 2002 / FICTION COHN RACHEL Available in some locations

Annotation:After being expelled from a fancy boarding school, Cyd Charisse's problems with her mother escalate after Cyd falls in love with a sensitive surfer and is subsequently sent from San Francisco to New York City to spend time with her biological father. (172 p. Gr 9+)

Tell Me A Secret
Tell Me A Secret By Cupala, Holly Book - 2010 / FICTION CUPALA HOLLY Available in some locations

Annotation:Seventeen-year-old Rand's unexpected pregnancy leads her on a path to unravel the mystery of her sister's death and face her own more hopeful future. (292 p. Gr 9+)

After By Efaw, Amy Book - 2009 / FICTION EFAW AMY Available in some locations

Annotation:In denial that she is pregnant, popular straight-A student and star athlete Devon leaves her baby in the trash. After the baby is discovered, Devon is accused of attempted murder.

Every Little Thing in the World
Every Little Thing in the World By Gramont, Nina de Book - 2010 / FICTION GRAMONT NINA Available in some locations

Annotation:Before she can decide what to do about her newly discovered pregnancy, sixteen-year-old Sydney is punished for "borrowing" a car and shipped out, along with best friend Natalia, to a wilderness camp for the next six weeks. (282 p. Gr 9+)

Hooked By Greenman, Catherine Book - 2011 / FICTION GREENMA CATHERI Available in some locations

Annotation:Thea hopes her relationship with Will can last as he leaves for college, then faces unexpected challenges when she realizes she’s pregnant.

A Girl Named Mister
A Girl Named Mister By Grimes, Nikki Book - 2010 / FICTION GRIMES NIKKI Available in some locations

Annotation:Mary Rudine (Mr.), a pregnant teen finds support and forgiveness from God through a book of poetry from the Virgin Mary's perspective.

Slam By Hornby, Nick Book - 2007 / FICTION HORNBY NICK Available in some locations

Annotation:Sam's a 15-year-old avid skateboarder. His whole life changes when his girlfriend tells him that she's pregnant and he seeks advice from his hero Tony Hawk. (304 p. Gr 9+)

The First Part Last
The First Part Last By Johnson, Angela Book - 2003 J/ FICTION JOHNSON ANGELA Available in some locations

Annotation:A wonderful book about a young man raising his daughter alone. This should be recommended for all teenagers to read. (131 p. Gr 8+)

Jumping Off Swings
Jumping Off Swings By Knowles, Johanna Book - 2009 / FICTION KNOWLES JOHANNA Available in some locations

Annotation: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. (240 p. Gr 9+)

In Trouble
In Trouble By Levine, Ellen Book - 2011 / FICTION LEVINE ELLEN All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:It’s 1956 when Jamie’s best friend turns to her for help with an unplanned pregnancy.

Holding on to Zoe
Holding on to Zoe By Lyon, George Ella Book - 2012 / FICTION LYON GEORGE Available in some locations

Annotation:After Jules loses her boyfriend she experiences complications from the pregnancy that drove him away. Suddenly, some of the people closest to her are behaving as if her baby is not real.

Fingerprints of You
Fingerprints of You By Madonia, Kristen-Paige Book - 2012 / FICTION MADONIA KRISTEN Available in some locations

Annotation:After spending her life moving from place to place with her single mother, pregnant 17-year old Lemon takes a bus to San Francisco to seek the father she never knew.

Brianna on the Brink
Brianna on the Brink By McInnes, Nicole Book - 2013

Annotation:A one-night stand has life-altering consequences for popular Brianna, who must then accept help from the one person closest to her mistake.

Pregnant Pause
Pregnant Pause By Nolan, Han Book - 2011 / FICTION NOLAN HAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Married, pregnant, and living at “fat camp” in Maine, 16–year old Eleanor has many questions about her future including, will my marriage last and should I keep the baby.

How to Save A Life
How to Save A Life By Zarr, Sara Book - 2011 / FICTION ZARR SARA Available in some locations

Annotation:Told in the viewpoint of Jill, grieving the loss of her father and Mandy, a pregnant teen who decides to let Jill’s mother adopt her baby.

Dear Diary, I'm Pregnant
Dear Diary, I'm Pregnant Ten Real-life Stories Book - 2010 / 306.8743 DEAR Available in some locations


Dreams to Reality
Dreams to Reality Help for Young Moms : Education, Career, and Life Choices By Haskins-Bookser, Laura Book - 2006 / 306.8743 HASKINS Available in some locations


The Pregnancy Project
The Pregnancy Project A Memoir By Rodriguez, Gaby Book - 2012 / 306.8743 RODRIGU Available in some locations


Teen Pregnancy
Teen Pregnancy By McDowell, Pamela Book - 2011 / 306.8743 MCDOWEL Available in some locations



A list of fiction and non-fiction titles dealing with the issues of teen pregnancy and parenting.

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