Author

Angela Johnson

Biography

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 is also the author of the novels Looking for Red and A Certain October. Her books for younger readers include 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; and Lottie Paris Lives Here and its sequel Lottie Paris and the Best Place, both illustrated by Scott M. Fischer. Additional picture books include A Sweet Smell of Roses, Just Like Josh Gibson, The Day Ray Got Away, and All Different Now. In recognition of her outstanding talent, Angela was named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow. She lives in Kent, Ohio. Visit her at AJohnsonAuthor.com.

Girl Like Me
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
A Sweet Smell of Roses
Violet's Music
Rain Feet
Tell Me a Story, Mama

Books by Angela Johnson

    All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
    Angela Johnson, E.B. Lewis
    A Sweet Smell of Roses
    Angela Johnson, Eric Velasquez
    Violet's Music
    Angela Johnson, Laura Huliska-Beith
    Girl Like Me
    Angela Johnson, Nina Crews
    Rain Feet
    Angela Johnson, Rhonda Mitchell
    Tell Me a Story, Mama
    Angela Johnson

Book Stats

6
Authored
0
Illustrated
5
Collaborators

All Angela Johnson Books

YearTitleIllustratorPages
2020Girl Like MeNina Crews32
2014All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of FreedomE.B. Lewis40
2007A Sweet Smell of RosesEric Velasquez32
2004Violet's MusicLaura Huliska-Beith32
1994Rain FeetRhonda Mitchell12
1992Tell Me a Story, Mama1

Collaborators

E.B. Lewis
Eric Velasquez
Laura Huliska-Beith
Nina Crews
Rhonda Mitchell

Book Dedications by Angela Johnson

  • For the ones who were never freed.
    All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom