The first part last

by Johnson, Angela, 1961-

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 14 of 15 copies
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Summary
This little thing with the perfect face and hands doing nothing but counting on me. And me wanting nothing else but to run crying into my own mom's room and have her do the whole thing.
It's not going to happen....
Bobby is your classic urban teenaged boy -- impulsive, eager, restless. On his sixteenth birthday he gets some news from his girlfriend, Nia, that changes his life forever. She's pregnant. Bobby's going to be a father. Suddenly things like school and house parties and hanging with friends no longer seem important as they're replaced by visits to Nia's obstetrician and a social worker who says that the only way for Nia and Bobby to lead a normal life is to put their baby up for adoption.
With powerful language and keen insight, Johnson looks at the male side of teen pregnancy as she delves into one young man's struggle to figure out what "the right thing" is and then to do it. No matter what the cost.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6-12. Bobby, the teenage artist and single-parent dad inohnson's Coretta Scotting Award winner, Heaven (1998), tells his story here. At 16, he's scared to be raising his baby, Feather, but he's totally devoted to caring for her, even as she keeps him up all night, and he knows that his college plans are on hold. In short chapters alternating between now and then, he talks about the baby that now fills his life, and he remembers the pregnancy of his beloved girlfriend, Nia. Yes, the teens' parents were right. The couple should have used birth control; adoption could have meant freedom. But when Nia suffers irreversible postpartum brain damage, Bobby takes their newborn baby home. There's no romanticizing. The exhaustion is real, and Bobby gets in trouble with the police and nearly messes up everything. But from the first page, readers feel the physical reality of Bobby's new world: what it's like to hold Feather on his stomach, smell her skin, touch her clenched fists, feel her shiver, and kiss the top of her curly head.ohnson makes poetry with the simplest words in short, spare sentences that teens will read again and again. The great cover photo shows the strong African American teen holding his tiny baby in his arms. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A 16-year-old tells the story of how he became a single dad.In a starred review of this companion to Heaven, PW said, "The author skillfully relates the hope in the midst of pain." Ages 12-up. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Teenage fathers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage parents -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Father and child -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Infants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage fathers -- Fiction.
Teenage parents -- Fiction.
Father and child -- Fiction.
Babies -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Awards Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2004
Description 131 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780689849220
0689849222
9781442403437
1442403438
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