Pregnant girl : a story of teen motherhood, college, and creating a better future for young families / Nicole Lynn Lewis.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "An activist calls for better support of young families so they can thrive and reflects on her experiences as a Black mother and college student fighting for opportunities for herself and her child. Pregnant Girl presents the possibility of a different future for young mothers--one of success and stability--in the midst of the dismal statistics that dominate the national conversation. Along with her own story as a young Black mother, Nicole Lynn Lewis weaves in those of the men and women she's worked with to share a new perspective on how poverty, classism, and systemic racism impact teen pregnancy and on how effective programs and equitable policies can help teen parents earn college degrees, have increased opportunity, and create a legacy of educational and career achievements in their families. After Nicole became pregnant during her senior year in high school, she was told that college was no longer a reality--a negative outlook often unfairly presented to teen mothers. Nicole left home and experienced periods of homelessness, hunger, and poverty. Despite these obstacles, she enrolled at the College of William & Mary and brought her 3-month-old daughter along. Through her experiences fighting for resources to put herself through college, she discovered her true calling and founded her organization, Generation Hope, to provide support for teen parents and their children so they can thrive in college and kindergarten--driving a 2-generation solution to poverty. Pregnant Girl will inspire young parents faced with similar choices and obstacles that they too can pursue their goals with the right support." -- Provided by publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Pregnant during her senior year in high school, it was through her experiences fighting for resources to put herself through college that she founded Generation Hope, to provide support for teen parents and their children so they can create a two-generation solution to poverty. Along with her own story as a young Black mother, Lewis weaves in those of the men and women she's worked with to share a new perspective on how poverty, classism, and systemic racism impact teen pregnancy and on how effective programs and equitable policies can help teen parents earn college degrees, have increased opportunity, and create a legacy of educational and career achievements in their families. Lewis presents the possibility of a different future for young mothers-- one of success and stability-- in the midst of the dismal statistics that dominate the national conversation. -- adapted from jacket
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A teen mother's intimate, fearless account of America's damaging response to teen pregnancy, the systemic issues that exacerbate it, the insurmountable barriers to college for parenting students, and a blueprint for helping young families overcome the odds"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Expecting. The first bead ; Women's work ; Love song ; Two pink lines ; Into the dark ; Red ; Place ; A soul melting on hot pavement -- The urge to push. The strength in between ; All good things ; Freedom dance ; Taking shape ; Honors -- Crowning. Inheritance ; Breech ; CEO ; Peace.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-207).
    • ISBN:
      9780807056035
      0807056030
    • Accession Number:
      2020057222
    • Accession Number:
      1228910952
    • Accession Number:
      mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113834
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LEWIS, N. L. Pregnant girl : a story of teen motherhood, college, and creating a better future for young families. [s. l.]: Beacon Press, 2021. ISBN 9780807056035. Disponível em: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113834. Acesso em: 3 out. 2022.
    • AMA 11th Edition:
      Lewis NL. Pregnant Girl : A Story of Teen Motherhood, College, and Creating a Better Future for Young Families. Beacon Press; 2021. Accessed October 3, 2022. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113834
    • APA 7th Edition:
      Lewis, N. L. (2021). Pregnant girl : a story of teen motherhood, college, and creating a better future for young families. Beacon Press.
    • Chicago 17th Edition:
      Lewis, Nicole Lynn. 2021. Pregnant Girl : A Story of Teen Motherhood, College, and Creating a Better Future for Young Families. Beacon Press. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113834.
    • Harvard:
      Lewis, N.L. (2021) Pregnant girl : a story of teen motherhood, college, and creating a better future for young families. Beacon Press. Available at: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113834 (Accessed: 3 October 2022).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lewis, NL 2021, Pregnant girl : a story of teen motherhood, college, and creating a better future for young families, Beacon Press, viewed 3 October 2022, .
    • MLA 9th Edition:
      Lewis, Nicole Lynn. Pregnant Girl : A Story of Teen Motherhood, College, and Creating a Better Future for Young Families. Beacon Press, 2021. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113834.
    • Chicago 17th Edition:
      Lewis, Nicole Lynn. Pregnant Girl : A Story of Teen Motherhood, College, and Creating a Better Future for Young Families. Beacon Press, 2021. https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113834.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lewis NL. Pregnant girl : a story of teen motherhood, college, and creating a better future for young families [Internet]. Beacon Press; 2021 [cited 2022 Oct 3]. Available from: https://ezproxy.mscc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat08908a&AN=mldr.KOHA.OAI.MOTLOWSCC.113834