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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+)

Hanging on to Max
Hanging on to Max By Bechard, Margaret (Book - 2002 ) / FICTION BECHARD MARGARE Available in some locations

Annotation:When his girlfriend decides to give their baby away, seventeen-year-old Sam is determined to keep him and raise him alone. (142 p. Gr 8+)

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+)

Reaction By Choyce, Lesley (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION CHOYCE LESLEY Available in some locations

Annotation:Zach and Ashley have been going out for a while and things are going well until Ashley finds out she is pregnant. Coming to terms with the reactions of their families and friends, Zach realizes that this is a decision that he and Ashley must make together. (128 p. Gr 9+)

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 Harmel, Kristin (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION HARMEL KRISTIN Available in some locations

Annotation:In complete denial that she is pregnant, straight-A student and star athlete Devon Davenport leaves her baby in the trash to die and, after the baby is discovered, Devon is accused of attempted murder. (350 p. Gr 8+)

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+)

Butterflies in May
Butterflies in May By Hart, Karen (Book - 2006 ) All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A realistic, heart-rending, timeless story of a teenage girl's traumatic experiences with an unintended pregnancy. (201 p. Gr 8+)

The Lit Report
The Lit Report By Harvey, Sarah N. (Book - 2008 ) / PB HARVEY Available in some locations

Annotation:Julia Riley and her friend Ruth are stifled by their ultra-conservative Christian upbringing. Ruth has sex at a party and becomes pregnant at the same time as Julia's step-mother. The teen decides to learn everything she can from Miki's midwife, Maria, so that she can conceal her pregnancy. (197 p. Gr 9+)

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+)

Planet Pregnancy
Planet Pregnancy By High, Linda Oatman (Book - 2008 ) / FICTION HIGH LINDA Available in some locations

Annotation:Sixteen-year-old Sahara struggles with an unplanned pregnancy and all its conflicting emotions. (197 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+)

My Life as A Rhombus
My Life as A Rhombus By Johnson, Varian (Book - 2007 ) / FICTION JOHNSON VARIAN Available in some locations

Annotation: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. (312 p. Gr 9+)

I Know It's Over
I Know It's Over By Martin, C. K. Kelly (Book - 2008 ) / FICTION MARTIN C. Available in some locations

Annotation:Sixteen-year-old Nick, still trying to come to terms with his parents' divorce, experiences exhilaration and despair in his relationship with his girlfriend Sasha, especially when, after instigating a trial separation, she announces that she is pregnant. (244 p. Gr 9+)

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+)

Star in the Middle
Star in the Middle By Millward, Carol Larese (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION MILLWAR CAROL Available in some locations

Annotation:At 16, Star's life has changed drastically now that she's become the mother of a baby boy. Wilson, the baby's father, is reluctant to take responsibility and Star's grandmother is pressuring Star to give up the baby for adoption. (304 p. Gr 9+)

The Girl With A Baby
The Girl With A Baby By Olsen, Sylvia (Book - 2003 ) All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Jane has always been the good Williams. Her brothers might be high school dropouts and late-night rowdy partiers, but never Jane. Now she's one of those: the teenage mothers packing diaper bags with their knapsacks, wheeling strollers into the high school daycare, tired and grumpy. (203 p. Gr 9+)

Derailed By Ripslinger, Jon (Book - 2006 ) / PB RIPSLIN Available in some locations

Annotation:High school football player Stony is failing hi English class until he is assigned a student tutor who, despite helping him make some decisions about his future, possesses some potentially dangerous secrets from her past. (257 p. Gr 9+)

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


Pregnancy Information for Teens
Pregnancy Information for Teens Health Tips About Teen Pregnancy and Teen Parenting (Book - 2007 ) 618.2008 PREGNAN 2007 Available in some locations


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


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