Girl with a Babyby Sylvia Olsen
Jane has always been the good Williams. Her brothers might be high school dropouts and late-night rowdy partiers, but never Jane. Jane never drinks, smokes dope or misses a single day of school. She's in/em>
You are the same girl that came to school last year. They are the same kids. But nothing was the same and I knew it. I had become the girl with a baby.
Jane has always been the good Williams. Her brothers might be high school dropouts and late-night rowdy partiers, but never Jane. Jane never drinks, smokes dope or misses a single day of school. She's in the drama club...smart and hot...one of the popular ones. Or she used to be. Now she's one of those: the teenage mothers packing diaper bags with their knapsacks, wheeling strollers into the high school daycare, tired and grumpy.
Jane's only 14, younger than most of them, and she can feel the stares in the school halls. She can hear the whispers on her whitebread street, too: too bad, gone the way of her brothers, guess those Indians are all the same. Jane isn't what she used to be-but then, maybe she's more. When baby Destiny was being born, grandmother Tet told her she came from a long line of strong mothers, and Jane's discovering it's true. Because of baby Destiny, Jane dares to demand the best, not just of herself, but of her whole family. This Jane accepts the consequences of her decisions, good and bad, and pushes through prejudices the former Jane just tiptoed around. This Jane is a strong link in something bigger than herself. She's a girl with a baby, two feet on the ground, one hand in the warm grasp of Tet and her Indian past, and the other holding firmly to the future.
- Sono Nis Press
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- 5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.25(d)
- Age Range:
- 12 - 18 Years
Meet the Author
Sylvia Olsen is the author of many books and has been nominated for and won numerous awards. She usually writes for children and young adults about the place between cultures where Canada's First Nations and settlers come together. She is also a storyteller who loves to work with young people to help them find their written and spoken voice. Sylvia is the mother of four and grandmother of seven. She lives in North Saanich near Victoria, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.sylviaolsen.ca.
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I LOVED this book. It is defianetly one of my top five favorites. I loved how real Jane was portrayed and how she overcame the obstacles and became a wonderful mom. I cried, laughed, and bit my nails. When I finished, I wished it could go on forever. I felt like I knew what was coming for me, and didn't feel scared for myself and my baby. I almost wish the characters were real. If you don't read this book, pregnant or not, you are missing out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just recently finished reading this book, and, though it took a while, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The way the author blended modern-day American culture with that of the Native American past was great. Because of its vivid story and great morals, I recommend this book to any and everyone, though because there is some coarse language (the main character's brother's use of the f- and s-words are almost incessant), anyone over 12, like the back cover says, should enjoy reading it.