Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142405444, 133pp.
Publication Date: January 19, 2006
Devastated by the loss of a second father, thirteen-year-old Bird follows her stepfather from Cleveland to Alabama in hopes of convincing him to come home, and along the way helps two boys cope with their difficulties.
About the Author
Angela Johnson has won three Coretta Scott King Awards, one each for her novels The First Part Last", Heaven", and Toning the Sweep". The First Part Last" was also the recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award. She has written numerous books for younger readers, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Book When I Am Old with You", illustrated by David Soman; Wind Flyers" and I Dream of Trains", both illustrated by Loren Long; A Sweet Smell of Roses", illustrated by Eric Velasquez; and Lottie Paris Lives Here "and Lottie Paris and the Best Place", both illustrated by Scott M. Fischer. In recognition of her outstanding talent, Angela was named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow. She lives in Kent, Ohio.