Paper $10.00 ISBN: 9780226259949 Published June 1983

Deep Blue Funk and Other Stories

Portraits of Teenage Parents

Daniel B. Frank

Deep Blue Funk and Other Stories
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Daniel B. Frank

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201 pages | 8 x 5-3/10 | © 1983
Paper $10.00 ISBN: 9780226259949 Published June 1983
Teenage pregnancy has attracted the attention of sociologists, psychologists, social workers, teachers, politicians, taxpayers, and parents. But in the midst of gathering statistics and designing programs, few people have stopped long enough to pay close attention to the young people themselves—to try to understand who they are and what they feel about their lives. In this book, Daniel B. Frank has drawn a series of sensitive and revealing portraits of adolescents confronted with the fact of parenthood.

For two years Frank worked as a tutor at Our Place, a Family Focus center for black teenagers in Evanston, Illinois, listening to them talk about their lives, their feelings, and their private dreams. The power of this volume lies in the voices of these young people describing the pleasures as well as the shocks and bruises of thier new role.

Hope, disillusion, fortitude, loneliness: these themes occur and recur as each story unfolds. Readers will be drawn into the lives of these teenagers and will emerge with fresh insight and understanding about teenage parenthood.

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface
Who You Are, Where You Are, and What Time Is It
A Preacher's Warning
Plans
In Between
Memory
Tradition
Hunger
Innocence
The Kitchen
The Table
Rocking
What Goes Around, Comes Around
Movin' On
Rock Steady
Deep Blue Funk
Afterword
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