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Angela Johnson

Biography

Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson is an award winning American children's book and poetry author with over 40 books to her credit. She began her writing career in 1989 with the publication of a picture book called TELL ME A STORY, MAMA which won the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award in 1991. She has won three Coretta Scott King Awards, one each for her novels THE FIRST PART LAST (2004), HEAVEN (1999) and TONING THE SWEEP (1994). THE FIRST PART LAST  was also the recipient of the Michael L Printz Award. WHEN I AM OLD WITH YOU was an Honor Book in 1990 and named an American Library Association Notable Book. THE OTHER SIDE: The Shorter Poems was also selected as a Coretta Scott King Honor book in 1998. In recognition of her outstanding talent, Angela was named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow. Born in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1961, she grew up in Alabama and Ohio. She lives in Kent, Ohio.

Angela Johnson

Books by Angela Johnson

written by Angela Johnson, illustrated by Loren Long - Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

With fleeting prose and transcendent imagery, this book  reveals how a boy's love of flight takes him on a journey from the dusty dirt roads of Alabama to the war-torn skies of Europe and into the hearts of those who are only now beginning to understand the part these brave souls, the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen, played in the history of America.