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About Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson is the author of such picture books as "Tell Me a Story, Mama" and "When I Am Old with You" and of the novels "Toning the Sweep" and "Humming Whispers."

Family Is What You Have

Last year, on a twenty-seater plane coming home from a speaking engagement, it became apparent that I was the only person on board not related to everyone else in the passenger section. My closest fellow passenger sat across the aisle singing a song about the purple dinosaur. She smiled at me—my cue to dig a […]