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The Youngest Parents: Teenage Pregnancy as It Shapes Lives

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Publisher Comments:

" throws a major societal problem into startling focus."- Prominent child psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Coles asks us to shed our preconceptions and listen to the compelling voices of young women and men who are soon to become parents though barely out of childhood themselves. These teenage parents are black, white, and Hispanic; city dwellers and residents of small towns. From conversations with these teenagers, Dr. Coles weaves a subtle yet dramatic narrative that reveals the aspirations and apprehensions of these "youngest parents" whose prospects aren't very promising and whose assumptions aren't always those he, or we, share. Young mothers don't have an easy time ahead of them, but many pregnant teens believe that the babies they carry will lead lives very different from their own, that their babies may find the success that eludes them and may escape the limitations they've suffered. Dr. Coles finds that the fathers' confusion and, sometimes, resentment give way to a deep longing for respect and a desire for a way out of lives limited by poverty and poor education.

Synopsis:

"This is an important, revelatory book."--

About the Author

Robert Coles is a child psychiatrist and writer who has spent his life doing documentary work. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.Jocelyn Lee, a photographer based in Boston, lived intimately with young families in Massachusetts where she explored the daily lives of young parents.John Moses, a pediatrician and photographer, worked for several years with teenage parents in rural North Carolina, and his pictures show the pride and tenderness they've found in family life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393319965
With:
Lee, Jocelyn
Author:
Moses, John
Photographer:
Lee, Jocelyn
Author:
Coles, Robert
Author:
Lee, Jocelyn
Author:
Coles, Robert E.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Adolescence - Sexuality
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Adolescent girls
Subject:
Adolescent parents
Subject:
Teenage pregnancy
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Life Stages - Adolescence - Sexuality
Subject:
Teenage pregnancy -- United States.
Subject:
Teenage parents -- United States.
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Parenting Teens
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Photographs
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.3 x 7.6 x 0.8 in 1.79 lb

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