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When Children Want Children: THE URBAN CRISIS OF TEENAGE CHILDBEARING

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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 con...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published March 5th 2003 by University of Illinois Press
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Muneer Uddin
Very unlike Rosa Lee, in that this book reads like an account of Dash's experiences rather than a telling of the young women's stories. He did well abandoning this approach in Rosa Lee.
Ankita Tejwani
Mar 02, 2010 Ankita Tejwani rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who want to know about teenage pregnancies
Recommended to Ankita by: journalism teacher
Dash has the answer.

By: Ankita Tejwani

When Children Want Children: The Urban Crisis of teenage childbearing by: Leon Dash

Teenage Pregnancy is a crisis going on in today’s modern world. There are many questions surrounding it. In this book, When Children Want Children: The Urban Crisis of teenage childbearing, Leon Dash a journalist for the Washington Post, addresses many of the questions and dilemmas.

Throughout this book, especially in the beginning Leon Dash shares some of his life history and...more
Brianna
An insightful piece of work on the history, intentions, and mind of the urban African American adolescent mothers in the mid 1980's. Though repetitive in some places, I found this to be a wonderful read. Quite interesting are some of the things uncovered in detail.

We need to encourage our youth to continue their education. Parenthood is not a game of dress up or house, it's real and it hurts and some nights it will kick you where it hurts the most. Children are not ready for that. Rather than f...more
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