The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez with Jenna Glatzer Independent Reading
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This is a map of where the Pregnancy Project took place. Gaby attended Toppenish High School in Washington.

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Ashley's comment, May 28, 2013 10:03 AM
This is very interesting to see where the school is. Also it shows the emptiness of the town she lived in.
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After

After | The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez with Jenna Glatzer Independent Reading | Scoop.it
An infant left in the trash to die. A teenage mother who never knew she was pregnant . . . Before That Morning, these were the words mo...
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     Devon has a good reputation- an athlete, a great student, and responsible. When an investigation takes place the officals soon realize that the baby found in the trash is hers. Now her spotless reputation is ruined, and her new label is "attempted murderer."The author, Amy Efaw turns Devon into an empathetic character by examining her thoughts and her initial denial that she was pregnant from the start.

     This book relates to The Pregnancy Project because in that book Gaby wants to challenge her family's long history of teenage pregnancy and make her point to others that being a teenage mom takes a lot of patience and responsibility. In the book After, Devon takes the opposite route by actually becoming pergnant and being irresponsible. Both books deal with teenage pregnancy issues, but they show the different ways that teenage girls deal with unwanted pregnancies.

 

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Ashley's comment, May 28, 2013 10:05 AM
The difference between these books are very interesting because they are so different there similar. They both attack the bullying aspect of pregnancy as well as show the two roads the teens could take.
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teen pregnancy

something that has been on my mind lately. i'm tired of being judged and hearing others being judged. finally time to take a stand for all pregnant teenagers...
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     Brianna Nicole, 18, starts off the video showing posters that say she has graduated highschool. She loves Starbucks, music, friends, and her family. She is seven weeks pregnant. She addresses the bullying, name-calling, and judgements people make about her that aren't true. "Pregnant teens don't deserve to be hated", one of the posters read. She also says she is not ashamed of being a teen mom, and thanks everyone for her support.

     This relates to The Pregnancy Project because in that book Gaby faces stereotypes all day from other students and family members while being "pregnant." She says that the comments behind her back hurt her feelings, even though she knew she wasn't really pregnant. Brianna Nicole also talks about how the hateful comments hurt her feelings, and that other pregnant teens and herself do not need it when they already have enough on their plate. Both books mention that bullying teen mothers is cruel and upsetting.

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Ashley's comment, May 28, 2013 10:02 AM
I think this movie is very interesting because it really reflects what Gaby was trying to prove about bullying. I agree that pregnant teen don't deserve hatred.
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The Pregnancy Project

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Growing up, Gaby Rodriguez was often told she would end up a teen mom. After all, her mother and her older sisters had gotten pregnant as...
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      Gaby Rodriguez, age 17, grew up in a family where teen pregnancy was the norm. For her senior project she decides to fake her own pregnancy to see what teen moms go through, from lack of freedom to being judged by friends and family. She realizes that the cycle must end with her, and she will be the one to choose a different path than to her older siblings. Soon after the big reveal to her classmates, news reporters all across America want to interview Gaby about her experience. She tells them that being a teen mom isn't glamorous like the media portrays it. Instead it is stressful and takes a lot of commitment, even if the baby isn't real. She warns others that they must be responsible, and if they are pregnant to make sure that they have someone that they can turn to for support. This book is her journey.

      I enjoyed this book, because it offered insight about teen pregnancy and the struggles that teen parents have to go through. I learned that teen pregnancy does not only affect the one carrying the child, but it also has an effect on their family members, their friends, and peers. Another thing I learned was that if something runs in your family, it is no excuse to fall prey to it. As Gaby put it, "[others] do whatever bad behaviors or bad habits they want to because they think they have a built-in defense- 'I grew up this way."

 

 

 

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Ashley's comment, May 28, 2013 10:07 AM
I agree that the book offered alot of really good information about teen struggles during pregnancy. It was proof that teens need help and not hatred.
katie's comment, May 28, 2013 10:27 AM
This sounds like a very interesting book. It's interesting that she went through all this just to show the struggles of teen pregnancy.