Kids still having kids : people talk about teen pregnancy

by Bode, Janet.

Format: Print Book 1992
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Clairton Public Library Non-Fiction 306.7 B666
Location  Clairton Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  306.7 B666
The personal accounts of female and male teens telling their peers about their own experiences. Also includes information and opinions provided by adults working with this issue. Art by Stan Mack. An NCSS-CBC "Notable 1992 Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies".
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 7-12. Though Bode contributes some quick facts and statistics (set off from the rest of the text in boxed insets), her latest book is less about facts than it is about feelings and attitudes. It is also much broader in scope than the subtitle implies, for it touches not only on teenage preg~nancy and related issues of abortion and adoption, but also on teenage sex, foster care, and parenting. That breadth is both a weakness and a strength--there's too little about any one thing, yet the book's authentic sounding, uninterrupted interviews with teens (mostly young women) give voice to a few topics, foster care for one, not routinely mentioned in teen parenting/preg~nancy materials. The inclusion of a two-page cartoon about a father-to-be really does little other than provide some visual relief, and one teen's story, begun in the first section, "Pregnant," is somewhat awkwardly finished up in the last, "Parents." For balance and insight Bode includes the perspectives of adults who work with teens--among them a nurse, an adoption agency counselor, and a pediatrician--but while what the professionals have to say is of great value, their comments are sometimes lost amid the kids' stronger and more numerous personal profiles. Not as effective as The Voices of Rape (1990), which uses the same interview format with more control, this will still garner lots of YA attention. ~--Stephanie Zvirin"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Teenagers -- Sexual behavior -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Teenage pregnancy -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Teenage parents -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :F. Watts,1992
Language English
Description 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-188) and index.
ISBN 0531111326
0531152545 (trade)
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