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Angela Johnson (1) (1961–)

Author of The First Part Last

For other authors named Angela Johnson, see the disambiguation page.

47+ Works 10,867 Members 434 Reviews

About the Author

Angela Johnson was born on June 18, 1961 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She attended Kent State University and worked with Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) as a child development worker. She has written numerous children's books including Tell Me a Story, Mama, Shoes like Miss Alice, Looking for show more Red, A Cool Moonlight and Lily Brown's Paintings. She won the Coretta Scott King Author's Award three times for Toning the Sweep in 1994, for Heaven in 1999, and for The First Part Last in 2004, which also won the Michael L. Printz Award. In 2003, she was named a MacArthur fellow. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Courtesy of Birmingham Alabama Public Library (Flickr) ~ Photo by Larry O. Gay

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Works by Angela Johnson

The First Part Last (2003) 1,751 copies
Heaven (1998) 857 copies
When I Am Old with You (1990) 732 copies
The Leaving Morning (1992) 652 copies
Lily Brown's Paintings (2007) 588 copies
Tell Me A Story, Mama (1989) 455 copies
Toning The Sweep (1993) 434 copies
A Sweet Smell of Roses (2005) 397 copies
One of Three (1991) 354 copies
Julius (1993) 351 copies
Bird (2004) 292 copies
Just Like Josh Gibson (2004) 273 copies
Wind Flyers (2007) 175 copies
A Cool Moonlight (2003) 151 copies
A Certain October (2012) 143 copies
Violet's Music (2004) 143 copies
Rain Feet (1994) 140 copies
Joshua By The Sea (1994) 130 copies
Sweet, Hereafter (2010) 127 copies
Looking for Red (1888) 118 copies
Joshua's Night Whispers (1994) 117 copies
Shoes Like Miss Alice's (1995) 95 copies
Songs of Faith (1998) 90 copies
Those Building Men (2001) — Author — 78 copies
Running Back to Ludie (2001) 70 copies
Humming Whispers (1995) 70 copies
A Girl Like Me (2020) 59 copies
Gone from Home: Short Takes (1998) 59 copies
Mama Bird, Baby Birds (1994) 57 copies
The Wedding (1999) 50 copies
Lottie Paris Lives Here (2011) 47 copies
The Rolling Store (1997) — Author — 32 copies
The Aunt in Our House (1831) 32 copies
The Day Ray Got Away (2010) 27 copies
The Girl Who Wore Snakes (1993) 26 copies
Down The Winding Road (2000) 18 copies
Through a Window [short story] — Author — 1 copy

Associated Works

Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Contributor — 280 copies
Tripping Over the Lunch Lady and Other School Stories (2004) — Contributor — 250 copies
On the Fringe: Stories (2001) — Contributor — 181 copies
What Are You Afraid Of?: Stories about Phobias (2006) — Contributor — 90 copies
The Color of Absence: 12 Stories About Loss and Hope (2001) — Contributor — 89 copies
Love & Sex (2001) — Contributor — 69 copies
Memories of Sun: Stories of Africa and America (2004) — Contributor — 38 copies

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BooksInMirror | 132 other reviews | Feb 19, 2024 |
Beautifully delicate watercolor illustrations leave a lasting impression of the story of Juneteenth, when enslaved people in Texas learned they were free. The illustrator shows a range of reactions, trying to imagine what it was like. Back matter includes a timeline of important dates (1863-1865), a few paragraphs on "Juneteenth, Then and Now," a list of online sources, and a glossary of key terms. Now that Juneteenth is a federal holiday the back matter is not perfectly up-to-date, but don't throw the baby out with the bathwater - this is still an incredibly worthwhile book.… (more)
 
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JennyArch | 13 other reviews | Jul 24, 2023 |
Such a beautifully written and illustrated book that explains the history and movement of celebrating Juneteenth. It's written with language and emotion children can understand.
 
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KaraRW | 13 other reviews | Jul 15, 2023 |
Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter. He is a single father after the death of his girlfriend.
 
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Carmen109 | 132 other reviews | Jul 14, 2023 |

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