The First Part Last

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Thorndike Press, Mar 1, 2005 - African Americans - 241 pages
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Sixteen-year-old Bobby and his girlfriend, Na, had planned to put their baby, Feather, up for adoption, but Feather becomes impossible to relinquish.

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This is a sweet poetic love story. - Goodreads
The ending was quite a sad surprise. - Goodreads
I would have liked more plot and character development. - Goodreads
Writing: So profound, gorgeous and beautiful. - Goodreads
A sad but true depiction of teen age pregnancy. - Goodreads
Superb storytelling. - Goodreads

Review: The First Part Last (Heaven #2)

User Review  - Sandy - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

Review: The First Part Last (Heaven #2)

User Review  - Ariana - Goodreads

I liked the book but I am not going to lie it had me a little confused. No one every actually said what happened to his girlfriend, actually I thought she was dead for awhile. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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 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.

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