Dear Diary, I’m Pregnant
Ten Real Life Stories
Interviews by Anrenée Englander
Annick Press, 2010
ISBN (pb) 978-1-55451-236-2
ISBN (hc) 978-1-55451-237-9
$11.95/$21.95, 160 pp, ages 13+
Dear Diary, I’m Pregnant is a compilation of ten interviews by Anrenée Englander after she spoke with forty young women who were faced with unplanned pregnancies and difficult choices. The author hopes that reading the stories will help other girls in similar situations realize that they are not alone, show them how others have handled the experience, and be of some help as they make the choice of abortion, adoption or parenting. The author acknowledges that each story is told from only one perspective, and that the interviewees volunteered to share their stories, so not all scenarios and outcomes are necessarily represented. The book is meant to provide support and to initiate conversations, not to endorse any specific course of action. This is a revised edition of a book first published in 1997, containing an updated resources section for both Canada and the USA, which includes names and contact information for helpful organizations, and titles of fiction and non-fiction books that deal with teen pregnancy.
This review is from Canadian Teacher Magazine’s September 2010 issue.