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Head, Ann. Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1967. Print.
Ann Head Other books written by Ann Head: Always in August Arthur’s World of Cats Koiranpennun oppitunti Good Dog: Educating the Family Pet Fair with Rain
Protagonist: July Greher (Jones) July was sixteen when she got pregnant and married She has red hair and green eyes Before she was pregnant, she was like every other teenage girl She planned to go to a girls’ college in New England
Antagonist: The Jones’ and the Greher’s The Jones’ The Greher’s The parents of Bo Jo Kicked Bo Jo out of the house when they first found out Bo Jo got married Want the best for their son Don’t think July is a fit wife for Bo Jo Fight with the Greher’s and cause a great amount of drama The parents of July Try to make decisions for July Plan a new and less humiliating wedding for July Find a job for Bo Jo and an apartment for the newlyweds Cause a lot of drama for Bo Jo and July
Favorite Character She acted very mature for her age throughout the book She accepted responsibility for what she did She tried hard to be a good wife to Bo Jo She is a very understanding person July Greher
Least Favorite Character She is a very uptight person She was rude to the Greher’s She didn’t have many nice things to say about July She didn’t see anyone else’s side but her own and rarely put herself in someone else’s shoes Mrs. Jones
Exposition Introduces the characters Tells of the relationship between July and Bo Jo We learn that July is pregnant
Rising Action July and Bo Jo get married without telling their parents When they return home to tell their parents, July’s family plans another wedding for the public to hear about July and Bo Jo move in together and drop out of school
Climax July makes a friend named Lou that Bo Jo doesn’t like Lou becomes pregnant and ends up having an abortion July gets stressed out and goes into labor early After three days the baby doesn’t survive
Falling Action July and Bo Jo’s parents decide they should get a divorce since the baby was the only reason they got married Bo Jo and July contemplate on whether or not they should separate and go back to school The two end up splitting up and moving out of their apartment
Resolution When July goes to collect her things she runs into Bo Jo He purposely waits until July shows up before he collects his belongings They end up getting back together and go to college together
Themes Teenage Pregnancy- July and Bo Jo are just teenagers when July becomes pregnant Teenage Marriage- because of the baby, July and Bo Jo get married at a young age Abortion- when Lou becomes pregnant she has an abortion
Rating I rate this book a six out of ten - some slow parts - some words we don’t use or understand today
Where? Teenage Pregnancy is an issue all over the world
When? Teenage pregnancy has been around for a long time but has not always been considered socially unacceptable
Why is it important? Each year in the U.S. almost one million teenagers become pregnant Educational failure, poverty, unemployment and low self-esteem are understood to be negative outcomes of early childbearing One in every eight births in the U.S. is to a teenager The Family Connection of St. Joseph County, Inc.
Why is it important? Teen pregnancy costs the United States at least $7 billion annually Teen mothers are less likely to complete high school (only one-third receive a high school diploma) Only 1.5% have a college degree by age 30 Nearly 80% of teen mothers end up on welfare Family First Aid 2000-2004
Facts about Teenage Pregnancy The children of teenage mothers have lower birth weights, are more likely to perform poorly in school, and are at greater risk of abuse and neglect The sons of teen mothers are 13 percent more likely to end up in prison while teen daughters are 22 percent more likely to become teen mothers themselves Family First Aid 2000-2004
Statistics About one third of these teens abort their pregnancies, 14% miscarry, and 52% bear children More than 9 in 10 teens who give birth keep their babies; few place their babies for adoption More than 40 percent of women in the U.S. become pregnant before they reach 20 years of age The Family Connection of St. Joseph County, Inc.
Teen Fathers Teen dads are often overlooked Teen fathers are less likely to earn a high school diploma Teen Shelter organization finds that teen fathers are nearly always older than the mother One out of every fifteen American males will father a child while in his teens Only 20% of teen fathers marry the baby's mother ModernMom.com, Inc.
The effect of Society We see teen pregnancy in movies (ex: Juno) We also see it in our magazines Celebrities are getting pregnant young (ex: Jamie Lynn Spears)
What can we do to help? Obviously, abstinence is the only way to truly prevent pregnancies but here are ways that we can help: strengthen a culture of personal responsibility regarding sex, getting pregnant, and bringing children into the world support responsible policies that will increase the use of contraception provide more education to teens, parents, and young adults. http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/tooyoung/default.aspx The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
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