Pregnant Bodies, Fertile Minds
In Pregnant Bodies, Fertile Minds Luttrell focuses on fifty girls enrolled in a model public school program for pregnant teens, Luttrell explores how pregnant girls experience society’s view of them and also considers how these girls view themselves and the choices they’ve made. She pays particular attention to how schools react to pregnant teens and what they are doing to help these vulnerable young women to achieve their education. Readers learn the real problems that pregnant teens are dealing with, and how society’s racial and class stereotypes continue to stigmatize and scapegoat them. These individual stories are accompanied by personal self-portraits that present a carefully detailed and powerfully moving picture of the issues these girls face everyday.