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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User Review  - CarolineBraden - LibraryThing

In this thrilling book, 16-year-old Bobby is quickly thrust into the responsibilities of adulthood when his girlfriend, Nia, has a baby and Bobby is expected to raise the baby without much assistance ... Read full review

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User Review  - MalloryAngle - LibraryThing

Plot summary: On the boy's sixteenth birthday, his girlfriend tells him she is pregnant. Both families are battling wether they should keep the baby or give her up for adoption. They end up keeping ... Read full review

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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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