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by Angela Johnson

eBook Gone From Home ePub
Author: Angela Johnson
Language: English
ISBN: 0789424991
ISBN13: 978-0789424990
Publisher: DK CHILDREN; 1st edition (September 15, 1998)
Pages: 112
Category: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Subcategory: Children
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 234
Formats: doc lrf mobi lrf
ePub file: 1519 kb
Fb2 file: 1586 kb

This is the only Angela Johnson book my library has. The two public libraries don't have any. It's a collection of twelve short stories.

This is the only Angela Johnson book my library has. Home and homelessness, biological family and non-biological family. I love "Starr" and "Barns" and "Home". By the time you read this" was magnificent (and funny), because it wasn't what I expected. Sweetness" and "Home" were sad and wonderful, Sweetness and Crystal and Reyetta and Ruby worming their way into your heart.

Gone from Home Mass Market Paperback – December 11, 2001. In these 12 well-honed stories, Johnson zeroes in on the idealism and resiliency that make young people a powerful force in the world," wrote PW. by. Angela Johnson (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central.

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. And it's true that Scotty's friends, Misha and Falcone, and her brother, Keone, make life delicious.

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From two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Angela Johnson, here are 12 heartrending and uplifting stories exploring the notions of home and hope.

Her children's picture books are simple yet poetic stories about African-American families, friendships, and common childhood experiences such as moving. Her books for older children revolve around similar themes but also explore deeper issues such as teen pregnancy and divorce.

Meet Sweetness, who has saved an abandoned baby and held up a convenience store, both on the same day. And Starr, who arrives on her Day-Glo orange bicycle to baby-sit for a summer-and changes a family forever. And Victor, who cannot hear, but sees clearly that his brother and sister will soon learn to fly. In twelve taut, emotional stories, Angela Johnson explores the hardship, hope, and surprising acts of compassion in the lives of young people gone from home. A remarkable collection.

In a selection of brief but trenchant tales, young people hold out a hand to family or one another to find answers, to give hope, to say thanks. Or simply to share the wild oddity of life.
I first read this in high school and was so moved by this collection of short stories that I was inspired to write my own. I've since lost many of them, but this collection stayed firmly present in my mind. I knew that I had to own this again and re-read all those stories that so inspired my younger self.
Great short pieces for the classroom! "Starr" is particularly powerful and worked well with our high school students. Highly recommend.
This book should be read like you eat a box of very expensive chocolates--very slowly, enjoying and savoring every morsel. Each of these stories packs a whollop of emotion and meaning. If you rush through them, you'll miss it. Let it sink in. Only a very skillful writer like Angela Johnson can say so much in so little space. It's been weeks since I read them, and I've read many books since then, but these stories haunt me, and I am glad. This book is intended for young adult readers, but many adults would do well to take the time to read this slim collection.
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