Thursday, February 22, 2018

#tbt: First Part Last by Angela Johnson

First Part Last by Angela Johnson. 144 p. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, June, 2003. 9780689849220. (Own.)

#tbt features First Part Last by Angela Johnson. This is book two of the Heaven trilogy but can stand alone. It was published in 2003 and won both the Printz Medal and Coretta Scott King Author Award. First Part Last is told in the first-person by sixteen-year-old Bobby as he tries to care for his infant daughter. The prose is spare in this brief yet impactful novel. Bobby is a bright, thoughtful teen who loves his girlfriend and his daughter and wishes to right by both.

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