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Awards

Winner of the 2004 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Literature for Young Adults

Winner of the 2004 Coretta Scott King Award for Best African-American Children's Writer

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"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.

Review:

"Brief, poetic, and absolutely riveting, this gem of a novel tells the story of a young father struggling to raise an infant." School Library Journal

Review:

"Johnson makes poetry with the simplest words in short, spare sentences that teens will read again and again." Booklist

Review:

"Each nuanced chapter feels like a poem in its economy and imagery; yet the characters...emerge fully formed." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Lionel and Anisa are the best of friends and have seen each other through some pretty tough times--Anisa's dad died and Lionel's dad  left, which is like a death for Lionel. They stick together no matter what. So when Lionel suggests a detour through a local construction site on their way home, Anisa doesn't say no. 

And that's where Lionel and Anisa make a startling discovery--a baby abandoned in a port-o-potty. Anisa and Lionel spring into action. And in saving Baby Doe, they end up saving so much more.

Danette Vigilante crafts an accessible, heartfelt and much needed story for the middle grade market featuring Latino characters.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

HAN NOLAN is the author of several books, including Dancing on the Edgewhich won the National Book Award and Send Me Down a Miracle, a National Book Award finalist.andnbsp;She lives with her husband on the East Coast.
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I love the first part last i think there should be more books out there for us to read like this becasue it leaves you thinking about it
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furbby_girl, March 27, 2008 (view all comments by furbby_girl)
i really liked the book it was interesting i like books with dramma and violence and rape and swears i dont know why i just do and this book i really liked if this person makes more books like this i would definely read it.
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bluebabyliza18, August 25, 2007 (view all comments by bluebabyliza18)
i love this book it is so detailed it walks trough every step of how this teenage boy lives his live with his daughter and the experiences that he goes trough before and after the his daughter.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689849220
Author:
Johnson, Angela
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Author:
on
Author:
Healy, John
Author:
Vigilante, Danette
Author:
Nolan, Han
Author:
Angela Johns
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Family - New Baby
Subject:
Babies
Subject:
Father and child
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Social Situations - Pregnancy
Subject:
Teenage parents.
Subject:
Teenage fathers.
Subject:
Situations / Pregnancy
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Juvenile materials
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Pregnancy
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Angela Johnson; Coretta Scott King Award; pregnancy; baby; adoption; single father; teen father
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
no. 14
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jacket (hi-res jkt photo)
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 144 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9780689849220 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Brief, poetic, and absolutely riveting, this gem of a novel tells the story of a young father struggling to raise an infant."
"Review" by , "Johnson makes poetry with the simplest words in short, spare sentences that teens will read again and again."
"Review" by , "Each nuanced chapter feels like a poem in its economy and imagery; yet the characters...emerge fully formed."
"Synopsis" by ,

Lionel and Anisa are the best of friends and have seen each other through some pretty tough times--Anisa's dad died and Lionel's dad  left, which is like a death for Lionel. They stick together no matter what. So when Lionel suggests a detour through a local construction site on their way home, Anisa doesn't say no. 

And that's where Lionel and Anisa make a startling discovery--a baby abandoned in a port-o-potty. Anisa and Lionel spring into action. And in saving Baby Doe, they end up saving so much more.

Danette Vigilante crafts an accessible, heartfelt and much needed story for the middle grade market featuring Latino characters.

"Synopsis" by , 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.

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