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Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson is the author of the Coretta Scott King Honor picture book When I Am Old with You; as well as A Sweet Smell of Roses, illustrated by Eric Velasquez; Just Like Josh Gibson, illustrated by Beth Peck; and I Dream of Trains, which was also illustrated by Loren Long. She has won three... show more

Angela Johnson is the author of the Coretta Scott King Honor picture book When I Am Old with You; as well as A Sweet Smell of Roses, illustrated by Eric Velasquez; Just Like Josh Gibson, illustrated by Beth Peck; and I Dream of Trains, which was also illustrated by Loren Long. She has won three Coretta Scott King Awards, one each for her novels Heaven, Toning the Sweep, and The First Part Last. In recognition of her outstanding talent, Angela was named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow. She lives in Kent, Ohio.
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Birth date: June 18, 1961
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bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it 4 years ago
Heaven, Book 1 I Picked Up This Book Because: Picked up from the library for a Black History Month Readathon. The Characters: Marley: Moms, Pops, Butchy, Uncle Jack The Story: I didn’t understand what was going on in this book, so much so that I skipped from page 86 to the last chapter in the bo...
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Read All The Things! Reviews rated it 7 years ago
I read this entire book without putting it down once. I know the book is only 130 pages, so that doesn’t sound impressive, but I don’t think I’ve read a book in one sitting since The Hunger Games came out. This is going to be a short review. I don’t have much to say other than “This little book is g...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 7 years ago
This small, short book packs a powerful punch and how I overlooked it for so long, surprises me. With only 132 pages, this book is about reality, it spoke my song and although it was not a complicated story, its message was clear. Bobby’s life changed on his sixteenth birthday when Nia, his girlfr...
brebeaumont
brebeaumont rated it 8 years ago
when you hear about a book of half-minute horrors for children, you kinda just shrug your shoulders and decide that you'll read it as a quick, easy filler in between books, right? but here's the thing: you're wrong. this book was absolutely not a buffer. it was actually creepy - and i say this as so...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 10 years ago
Best friends in the best place to be.
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