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When Children Want Children: THE URBAN CRISIS OF TEENAGE CHILDBEARING
by Leon Dash
University of Illinois Press, 2003
Paper: 978-0-252-07123-2
Library of Congress Classification HQ759.4.D37 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.874308996073

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
 
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former Washington Post reporter Leon Dash spent a year living in one of the poorest ghettos in Washington, D.C., and a total of seventeen months conducting interviews examining the causes and effects of the ever-lowering age of teenage parents among poor black youths.
Dash had expected to find inadequate sex education and lack of birth control to be the root cause of the growing trend toward early motherhood, but his conversations with the mothers themselves revealed the truth to be more complex.
A riveting account of the human stories behind the statistics, When Children Want Children allows readers to hear the voices of young adults struggling with poverty and parenthood and gets to the heart of teenage parents’ cultural values and motivations.
 

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