When Children Want Children

When Children Want Children : THE URBAN CRISIS OF TEENAGE CHILDBEARING

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When Washington Post reporter Leon Dash set out to investigate the ever-lowering age of teenage parents, what he discovered shocked him: these pregnancies were almost always intentional.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252071239
  • 9780252071232
  • 2,000,724

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ADVANCE PRAISE "An excellent way to begin thinking seriously about a very American dilemma." -- John Edgar Wideman, Washington Post "This groundbreaking book by an extraordinary journalist made me understand why children have children in a way that I never have before. Dash makes it clear that no issue is more important to the future of the black community at large than this one." -- Paula Giddings, author of When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in Americashow more

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