Fall 2021

No One's Baby

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Adopted by Caucasian parents, biracial teen Lizzie has never felt like she belongs. 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 a town called Kingston, where she tracks down an older woman named Ruth who sheds light on the circumstances surrounding Lizzie’s birth.

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978-1-4594-1498-3
$20.99
978-1-4594-1496-9
$8.99
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Category Diverse Books: Feminism, Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 192
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF018010, YAF014000, YAF058180
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 620
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

School Library Journal

“The book deals head-on with gritty themes like adoption, abuse, and teen pregnancy . . . A solid addition to collections needing hi-lo realistic fiction”—School Library Journal

Author: Wanda Lauren Taylor

Wanda Lauren Taylor is an author, filmmaker and educator. With a background in social work and advocacy, Wanda lectures on social justice and human rights issues.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Lorimer SideStreets

Edgy high/low fiction for teen reluctant readers. Each SideStreets novel deals with real-world issues and features contemporary teen characters, many from diverse backgrounds. Male and female characters face serious issues today’s teens can relate to, such as… View available downloads →