Prom Babies

Posted April 28, 2024 in Current Tours, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Hello friends!

Welcome to our tour for Prom Babies! This book follows two sets of best friends 20 years apart at their respective prom nights. One set is dealing with the outcome of actions that has led to them all becoming pregnant, whereas the other group is trying to figure out what they want to do in life.

This heartfelt title does discuss some heavy topics such as teen pregnancy, sexual assault, rape, and also LGBTQ+ topics such as sexuality and gender.

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Book Info

Prom Babies

by Kekla Magoon
Release Date: April 30, 2024
Publisher: Macmillan Kids
Genre: YA contemporary, coming-of-age

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A compelling, multi-generational novel from the Coretta Scott King and Printz Honor-winning author of How It Went Down, Light It Up, and The Minus-One Club, Prom Babies chronicles the stories of three teen girls who become pregnant on prom night. Eighteen years later, their three babies, now high school seniors, are headed to prom and facing their own set of complicated issues and questions.

Mina, Penny, and Sheryl have the typical expectations of prom night in 2005: dresses, dancing, and of course some coming of age moments. None of them plans to get pregnant, but when all three do, they band together as they face decisions that have the power to shape the rest of their lives. In 2024, their three children–Blossom, Amber, and Cole–are high school seniors, gearing up to go to prom and facing some big decisions of their own. As they seek to understand who they are and who they want to be, they grapple with issues that range from consent to virginity, gendered dress codes, and the many patriarchal, heteronormative expectations that still come along with prom. A generation later, will this prom night change lives too?

About the Author

Kekla Magoon writes novels and nonfiction books for children and teens, often on themes of identity, community, empowerment and social justice. Acclaimed titles include The Season of Styx MaloneThe Rock and the RiverHow It Went Down, and Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People

Kekla received the 2021 Margaret A. Edwards Award, a body of work recognition for her significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. She is also a recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, a Michael L. Printz Honor, four Coretta Scott King Honors, two Walter Award Honors, and an NAACP Image Award, in addition to being a finalist for the National Book Award. 
Kekla holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she is also faculty emerita. Visit her online at
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