House of Girls
Joyce Shor Johnson, author
Sharon knows, being fifteen, falling in love, and getting pregnant is a real problem. Especially, if you are Jewish, your boyfriend isn’t, and you are determined to keep your baby. Just because Sharon agrees to go away to home for unwed girls to wait out her pregnancy in secret, doesn’t mean she is willing to give up her baby. Will Jimmy come through for her? Will she do the hardest thing she believes she will ever have to do, say goodbye. Based on the true story of her birth mother, Johnson’s HOUSE OF GIRLS recounts what it was like being from a conservative Jewish family and pregnant at 15, in 1961.