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Young Adult Fiction Pregnancy

No One's Baby

by (author) Wanda Taylor

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

    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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


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 the author of both fiction and non-fiction books for children and adult readers. She is also a freelance journalist, screenwriter and college instructor. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications such as Atlantic Books Today, Black2Business magazine and Peak Magazine. Her poems and essays have also been published in anthologies across Canada, the US and the UK. Wanda Taylor teaches courses in journalism, story writing for media, and communications. She is also the mentor for the MFA Creative Nonfiction program at the University of King’s College.

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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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