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November Blues by Sharon M. Draper

November Blues

by Sharon M. Draper

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This is a sequel to The Battle of Jericho, but you do not have to read it to follow and enjoy November Blues. I have only read November Blues, and I can easily see why it is a Coretta Scott King honor book. Draper's portrayal of teenage pregnancy is extremely realistic. She doesn't shy away from anything when describing the repercussions of teenage pregnancy. When a book makes me want to read others by the author, I would say it was a positive experience reading it.
If a teacher did choose to use it in the classroom, I would recommend only HS students read it. The subject matter is too adult for kids not in HS. It is a great cautionary tale that doesn't have a fairy tale ending. ( )
  saolson | Feb 18, 2016 |
November Blues is very realistic and filled with the events of teen girl dealing with the death of her boyfriend,Josh, his family and being pregnant. Josh's cousin Jericho becomes a friend and support she desperately needs.
Curricular connections, writing personal narratives, research on teen depression, pregnancy, death.
  sanm277 | Feb 16, 2016 |
Describes the realities of a teen pregnancy right down to the problematic birth. Although disappointed with this unexpected life direction (she had plans to attend college), November accepts the inevitable and her responsibilities, with the support of her mother and her friends Jericho, Dana and Olivia. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Have you known someone who gets pregnant at a young age?
Well read this. In this book called November Blues by: Sharon M. Draper a young girl named November Nelson gets pregnant, her boyfriend died, and she wouldn’t be able to finish school. I really liked this book because it reflects on all of our young teenage girls and how they make mistakes getting pregnant, how love ones die, and how you can’t finish school. I would recommend this book to highschoolers or mature people because it deals with sex, cursing, and thing with pregnancy. Sharon M. Draper writes some good books. Her books includes all about teens and their life and situations. She knows all about these situations because she has been a high school teacher so she can relate to all the situations, and she also is a Coretta Scott King award ( )
  Princess_Chrishanda | Feb 4, 2015 |
As November goes through grieving her boyfriends deatlh, she becomes a stronger person. When she deals with dissapointment of getting pregnant, her maturity is very young and she has to step up her game now that a baby is on the way. She does a great job in picking friends who support her decions and growing into the adult her and her baby needs ( )
  AyannaTaylor | Nov 17, 2011 |
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A teenaged boy's death in a hazing accident has lasting effects on his pregnant girlfriend and his guilt-ridden cousin, who gives up a promising music career to play football during his senior year in high school.

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