Angela Johnson is a three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Author award, the Prinz prize, a MacArthur Foundation genius award, and numerous other book awards. She is the author of 40 books including picture books, middle school text books, poetry books, and young adult novels. This book introduces Johnson's work, illuminating its nuances through research and interviews and correspondence with Johnson. It provides readers with a detailed literary analysis of each work, with an emphasis on cultural insights and connections to African American literary history as well as a summation of published criticism of her work.
KaaVonia Hinton is assistant professor in the Department of Educational Curriculum & Instruction at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Her specialization is English Education with emphasis in multicultural literature, particularly African American literature.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Chronology Chapter 3 1. Discovering the Inner Voice Chapter 4 2. From Generation to Generation Chapter 5 3. "Short Takes" Chapter 6 4. Discovering Oneself Chapter 7 5. Discovering Change Chapter 8 6. Discovering Loss Chapter 9 7. Discovering Tradition Part 10 Selected Bibliography Part 11 Index Part 12 About the Author