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Young Adult Fiction Pregnancy

No One's Baby

by (author) Wanda Taylor

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2020
Category
Pregnancy, Emotions & Feelings, Runaways
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459414969
    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
    List Price
    $12.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459414976
    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
    List Price
    $8.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
  • Reading age: 7 to 8

Description

Adopted by Caucasian parents, biracial teen Lizzie feels like she never belonged. After the death of her father, Lizzie starts acting out — dating, staying away from home for days and giving up her plans to continue her education. When Lizzie discovers she is pregnant, she is faced with the difficult choice of having a child or getting an abortion. This leads Lizzie to want to find her own birth mother. After running away from home, Lizzie ends up in Kingston, where she tracks down an older woman named Ruth who sheds light on the circumstances surrounding Lizzie's birth.

 

About the author

Wanda Taylor is a writer, filmmaker, educator, and interdisciplinary artist. Wanda is a former producer for CBC daytime television and was also the Nova Scotia manager for the 2011 Canada Games National Artist Program. She has won awards for her work in arts, culture, and journalism, and is the author of The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children and Birchtown and the Black Loyalists, a non-fiction book for children. Wanda currently resides in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, with her four children and baby granddaughter.

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Editorial Reviews

"The text, written at a second grade reading level, combined with edgier, relatable content for high schoolers, will appeal to striving readers."

 

School Library Journal

"With gritty themes like teen pregnancy, abuse, and discrimination, this title deals with important issues head-on."

 

School Library Journal

"A fast-moving plot, written at a second grade reading level, will keep hi-lo readers engaged."

 

School Library Journal

"Tackles difficult issues head on, matter of factly and with sensitivity."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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