Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 13 to 18
- Grade: 9 to 12
- Reading age: 13 to 18
In poignant and insightful interviews, Anrénee Englander presents the voices of ten pregnant teens as they discuss their experiences and choices around motherhood, adoption and abortion. First published to critical acclaim in 1997, this new edition contains the original interviews as well as d material including a resources section. Presenting different points of view, Dear Diary, I’m Pregnant is a non-judgmental source of information for all teens that provides support and guidance for those who find themselves in this situation.
Chosen by The New York Public Library’s “Books for the Teen Age” list and hailed by The Globe and Mail for its “Frank, revealing and brave conversations,” this is a must-read book for young women looking for reassurance that they are not alone.
“All teens need to read this book.” —Katherine A. Kelly, R.N., B.S.N., C.E.N., Nursing Director for Emergency Services, Rideout Memorial Hospital, California
About the author
Anrenée Englander is interested in women's health issues, particularly as to how they affect youth. She canvassed and interviewed teenage girls throughout North America for this award-winning collection of personal testimonials. Englander currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
- Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
“A moving and thoughtful collection of interviews.”
Canadian Children’s Book News, Spring/10
“Thanks Anrenée Englander . . . and the girls who agreed to do the interviews. Your stories will give both teens and adults courage to confront their problems.”
What If? Canada’s Creative Teen Magazine, 10/10
“An important and relevant item for collections in public and school libraries.”
CM Reviews, 11/10
“Could empower teens to make their own choices and explore the many options that could be open to them.”
Resource Links, 06/10