Book List in Order:47 titles

  • Don't Look Behind You by Angela JohnsonA survivor of horrific childhood trauma and a plot to kill him, Cameron De La Valle is now a world-renowned classical pianist. When he meets his assistant for a business lunch, he has no idea the afternoon will ...


  • Experience the joy of Juneteenth in this celebration of freedom from the award-winning team of Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis. Through the eyes of one little girl, All Different Now tells the story of the first Juneteenth, the day freedom finally c...


  • The charming and spirited Lottie Paris is back -- and she loves the library! Lottie Paris has a favorite place. The library! She loves to go there and read about space. She knows there are rules at the library, but sometimes they are not so easy t...


  • Three-time Coretta Scott King Awardâ€"winner Angela Johnson writes a wrenching, honest book about surviving the unimaginable and finding a way to go on. Scotty compares herself to tofu: no flavor unless you add something. And it’s true that Scot...


  • Lottie Paris may be precocious, but she still knows how to act like a kid. She dresses up, she plays on the slide, she eats cookies instead of vegetables. She has a great imagination and sees the possibilities in the simplest pleasures. Plus, she's s...


  • Ray is a parade balloon who longs to float far above the crowd, no strings attached. It’s his dream to fly on his own, though circumstances always seem to tie him down. But Ray is determined to achieve his goal, and with persistence and determinati...


  • 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 t...


  • You never know what's gonna come down -- in Heaven. At fourteen, Marley knows she has Momma's hands and Pops's love for ice cream, that her brother doesn't get on her nerves too much, and that Uncle Jack is a big mystery. But Marley doesn't know...


  • After Heaven and The First Part Last, three-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Angela Johnson concludes her acclaimed trilogy with a poignant tale of finding where you belong and who you belong with. Shoogy left home with all her jeans ...






  • Vow Of Gold Sworn to support King Edward, Sir Alex de Beaumont had to leave his new bride on their wedding night to fight in the Crusades. Captured and left to languish in a lonely prison, the warrior knight is kept alive by the memory of love -- ...




  • Author Angela Johnson and illustrator E. B. Lewis combine their award-winning talents to create a dazzling celebration of family and creativity.When Lily Brown paints, her world starts to change . . .trees wear hats and drink tea, people walk upside ...


  • All he ever wanted to do was fly. Three-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Angela Johnson and New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long invite readers to ponder a band of undercelebrated World War II heroes -- the Tuskegee Airmen....


  • Your first allegiance is to your heart… As a knight, Sir Rand Montague’s allegiance is to King Edward I. But when the king orders Rand to escort Rosalyn Harcourt to court in order to wed her off to Sir Golan -- a crass knight Rand abhors -- heâ...


  • 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....


  • Born with a rare and dangerous allergy to sunlight, Lila's spent her life hidden from the daylight-staying covered up and indoors until dark, only venturing outside after the sun has set and the moon's cool light shines. Almost every night, she is vi...


  • There's a sweet, sweet smell in the air as two young girls sneak out of their house, down the street, and across town to where men and women are gathered, ready to march for freedom and justice. Inspired by the countless young people who took ...


  • Dr. Gerard Wright agrees to take in his housekeeper's son until she is released from jail after the self-defense killing of her abusive husband. She should have been out in a few weeks, but when "irregularities at the crime scene" point to murder, sh...


  • The story goes... Grandmama could hit the ball a mile, catch anything that was thrown, and do everything else -- just like Josh Gibson. But unfortunately, no matter how well a girl growing up in the 1940s played the game of baseball, she would have...


  • There's nothing Violet loves more than music, and she plays or sings every chance she gets.  But where are the other kids like her-kids who think and dream music all day long?  As a baby, in kindergarten, at the beach and the zoo, she never gives u...


  • Twelve-year-old Mike -- short for Michaela -- loves the ocean. The sights, sounds, and smells of her coastal home are embedded in her very soul. But Michaela loves her brother, Red, even more. Then one day Red disappears. One minute he's there, the...


  • Papa says it's the sound of leaving that speaks to my soul... The poignant words of two-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Angela Johnson and striking images from fine artist Loren Long join forces in this heartbreaking yet uplifting pictu...


  • The narrator of a collection of bittersweet verses lives with her father and aunt, but will soon visit the mother she has not seen in years and rediscover how it feels to be her mother's daughter. By the author of When I Am Old With You. ...



  • A new collection of stories by award-winning author Angela Johnson about Charlie and her adventures on Magnolia Street.It's summertime, and that means more adventures for Charlie and her friends on Magnolia Street in this collection of short stories ...


  • "This story...consists of four short verses about the happy home life of a young African-American boy. Family love and the shared stories and symbols that connect the generations are pervasive themes." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review...


  • Jesse and his sister, two city kids, travel to the country to visit with their greataunts and greatuncles, and while the "Old Ones" sit and watch, the children play in the fresh air. By the author of When I Am Old with You. ...







  • Welcome to Magnolia Street, where Charlie has just moved into her new home. It isn't long before Charlie's exploring, meeting all of her new neighbors, and getting herself into trouble. Her adventures with her bound-to-be best friend Billy--trickin...


  • Pearl dresses up as a boy to survive on the streets, where she finds her long-lost mother, while Mick and Greg risk stealing animals from pet stores in order to save the souls of those who would cage them, in a collection of poignant stories about yo...




  • As she and a friend are loading a wagon with cookies and fans they have made, a young girl repeats the story of a wondrous Rolling Store that used to come to the country where Granddaddy lived when he was young....





  • Leaving a place can be long when, days before, you've already said good-bye to everyone you know--your friends, the grocer, your cousins, "especially your cousins." Then finally the day comes, and leaving is hard. Words and pictures catch exactly the...





  • Angela Johnson's Coretta Scott King Award winning novel that traces three generations of African American women as they learn one another's truths.Three generations of African American women, each holding on to a separate truth. Their story -- encomp...





  • Mama begins to tell her young daughter a bedtime story, but the little girl soon takes over the narration, telling the familiar tale about the time Grandma had to send Mama and Aunt Jessie to St. Louis by train alone...