The Leaving Morning by Angela Johnson

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Leaving a place can be long when, days before, you've already said good-bye to everyone you know--your friends, the grocer, your cousins, "especially your cousins." Then finally the day comes, and leaving is hard. Words and pictures catch exactly the mixture of excitement and wistfulness that "good-bye" can mean for young children. Full-color illustrations.
 

About Angela Johnson

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Angela Johnson was born on June 18, 1961 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She attended Kent State University and worked with Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) as a child development worker. She has written numerous children's books including Tell Me a Story, Mama, Shoes like Miss Alice, Looking for Red, A Cool Moonlight and Lily Brown's Paintings. She won the Coretta Scott King Author's Award three times for Toning the Sweep in 1994, for Heaven in 1999, and for The First Part Last in 2004, which also won the Michael L. Printz Award. In 2003, she was named a MacArthur fellow. David Soman was born in New York and graduated from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. He is an illustrator and also teaches courses at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Some of his published credits include Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, Splash! and Poems of Our Watery World. His awards include: Ezra Jack Keats/Unicef Award, Coretta Scott King Award, Aileen & Manuel Torres Graphics Award, Catherine Lolliard Wolfe Award, William Allan White Children's Book Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by Silver Burdett. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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Preparing to move from an urban apartment, a black family spends more time saying good-bye to friends, neighbors, and relatives (``We said good-bye to the cousins all day long'') than packing.

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A boy tells of the last few days before his family moves to a new home in a story that ""may well provide reassurance for parents and children facing a relocation,"" according to PW.

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The bittersweet feelings that accompany the move from a familiar home to a new one are portrayed with a gentle hand in the latest offering from the creators of When I'm Old with You and One of Three.

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