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    In Trouble
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    ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-6558-7
    AR Quiz #: 144543
    AR Points: 5.00
    ATOS Level: 3.60
    Lexile Level: 510
    SRC Reading Level: 3.8
    Pages: 208
    Trim Size: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
    Dewey: [Fic]
    Reading Grade Level: 7
    Interest Grade Level: 9-12
    Ages: 14-18
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    DESCRIPTION Ellen Levine
    Jamie and Elaine have been best friends forever, and now they're finally juniors in high school. Elaine has a steady boyfriend, and Jamie could have one—if she'd just open her eyes and see Paul. But Jamie has a bigger problem to worry about. Then Elaine gets "in trouble"—something they thought only happened to "other" girls. Are there any good choices for a girl in trouble?

    In Trouble is a novel born of author Ellen Levine's interviews with women who came of age in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including those who knew what it was like to be a teen facing a horrible choice. In the decades before Roe v. Wade, a young woman "in trouble" had very few options—and all of them meant shame, isolation, and maybe much worse. Jamie and Elaine's stories are just two among the thousands of stories of teenagers facing unplanned pregnancies.

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    About the Author
    Ellen Levine is the author of many books, including Henry's Freedom Box, a Caldecott Honor book, and Darkness Over Denmark, which was a National Jewish Book Award finalist and was awarded the Trudi Birger Jerusalem International Book Fair Prize. Her book Freedom's Children won the Jane Addams book award and was named one of the Ten Best Children's Books of the Year by the New York Times. Levine is a woodcarver and a lapsed civil-rights lawyer, and she taught at Vermont College's Master of Fine Art in Writing for Children and Young Adults program.
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    "This novel would be great as a discussion starter." --Library Media Connection
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    "Setting the novel in 1956 allows young readers to see how differently society views unwed teenagers today. For instance, Elaine is forced to live at the Catholic Home and give her baby up for adoption. Levine's novel also, unfortunately, shows us how much has stayed the same. The novel is a realistic account of girls 'in trouble' and how, with friends and family and fortitude, they make it through." --ALAN's Picks