Bibliography (Masterplots II: African American Literature, Revised Edition)
Beram, Neil. Review of The First Part Last, by Angela Johnson. The Horn Book Magazine 79, no. 4 (July/August, 2003): 459. Emphasizes that the alternation between “Then” and “Now” chapters allows readers to journey with Bobby through the tragedies and challenges that confront him.
Hinton, KaaVonia M. Angela Johnson: Poetic Prose. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2006. This compendium of reviews, interviews, and critical commentaries analyzes Johnson’s insights into contemporary culture and the connections between her work and African American literary history.
Hinton-Johnson, KaaVonia M. “Angela Johnson: Award-Winning Novels and the Search for Self.” ALAN Review (Fall, 2006). Looks at the extent to which identity is represented as socially constructed and constantly changing in Johnson’s work.
Johnson, Angela. “The Booklist Interview: Angela Johnson.” Interview by Gillian Engberg. Booklist 100, no. 12 (February 15, 2004): 1074. Johnson reveals that characters drive her fiction.
Rochman, Hazel. Review of Heaven, by Angela Johnson. Booklist 95, no. 2 (September 15, 1998): 219. Sees kindness and love triumphing over deception in the novel.
Rosser, Claire. Review of The First Part Last, by Angela...
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