February 16, 1992 |
A pair of laughing 16-year-olds wanders into the office, arms around each other's shoulders. One girl is pregnant. "We live near each other, go to school together, but we never met until the Birthing Project," the pregnant one tells a reporter. "Now they'd have to tear us apart," giggles the other. For 14 years, Kathryn Hall used the term infant mortality and thought she knew what it meant.
March 7, 1996 |
Kim Fields ("Living Single") is among the celebrities stumping for children's literature this weekend at the Los Angeles Book Fair, a festival of books by and about African Americans that benefits the Birthing Project, an organization dedicated to decreasing infant deaths. The festival, sponsored by African Pride, offers thousands of books by African American authors and illustrators. (Authors and celebrities will read from the works.