Sweet, Hereafter: Book summary and reviews of Sweet, Hereafter by Angela Johnson

Sweet, Hereafter

by Angela Johnson

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Sweet, Hereafter by Angela Johnson
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2010
    128 pages
    Genre: Romance

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Coretta Scott King Award-winner Angela Johnson concludes her Heaven trilogy with a poignant tale of discovering where—and with whom—you belong.

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"Starred Review. ...the characters and circumstances are never anything less than rich and real." - Kirkus Reviews

" Johnson does a good job of creating a love story that will attract teen girls, but because of the army aspect, boys will be interested as well." - School Library Journal

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"The pervasive smell of roses is an effective metaphor for the scent of freedom in the air, and Johnson's poetic text is powerful." - Horn Book

"This book is not only about segregation; it's also about the crowds of people 'walking our way toward freedom,' the thrilling portrait of Dr. King, and the two brave kids who cross the line." - Booklist

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Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson is the author of the Coretta Scott King Honor picture book When I Am Old with You; as well as A Sweet Smell of Roses, illustrated by Eric Velasquez; Just Like Josh Gibson, illustrated by Beth Peck; and I Dream of Trains, which was also illustrated by Loren Long. She has won three Coretta Scott King Awards, one each for her novels Heaven, Toning the Sweep, and The First Part Last. In recognition of her outstanding talent, Angela was named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow. She lives in Kent, Ohio.

Sweet Hereafter is the third volume of the trilogy that began with Heaven (1998) and The First Part Last (2003)

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