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The First Part Last

Angela Johnson

Bobby is a typical urban New York City teenager--impulsive, eager, restless. For his sixteenth birthday he cuts school with his two best buddies, grabs a couple of slices at his favorite pizza joint, catches a flick at a nearby multiplex, and gets some news from his girlfriend, Nia, that changes his life forever: He's going to be a father. Suddenly things like school and house parties and fun times with friends are replaced by visits to Nia's pediatrician and countless social workers who all say that the only way for Nia and Bobby to lead a normal life is to put their baby up for adoption. Then tragedy strikes Nia, and Bobby finds himself in the role of single, teenage father. Because his child--their child--is all that remains of his lost love. With powerful language and keen insight, Johnson tells the story of a young man's struggle to figure out what the "right thing" is and then to do it. The result is a gripping portrayal of single teenage parenthood from the point of view of a youth on the threshold of becoming a man.

Bobby is a typical urban New York City teenager--impulsive, eager, restless. For his sixteenth birthday he cuts school with his two best buddies, grabs a couple of slices at his favorite pizza joint, catches a flick at a nearby multiplex, and gets some news from his girlfriend, Nia, that changes his life forever: He's going to be a father. Suddenly things like school and house parties and fun times with friends are replaced by visits to Nia's pediatrician and countless social workers who all say that the only way for Nia and Bobby to lead a normal life is to put their baby up for adoption. Then tragedy strikes Nia, and Bobby finds himself in the role of single, teenage father. Because his child--their child--is all that remains of his lost love. With powerful language and keen insight, Johnson tells the story of a young man's struggle to figure out what the "right thing" is and then to do it. The result is a gripping portrayal of single teenage parenthood from the point of view of a youth on the threshold of becoming a man.
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Bobby is a typical urban New York City teenager--impulsive, eager, restless. For his sixteenth birthday he cuts school with his two best buddies, grabs a couple of slices at his favorite pizza joint, catches a flick at a nearby multiplex, and gets some news from his girlfriend, Nia, that changes his life forever: He's going to be a father. Suddenly things like school and house parties and fun times with friends are replaced by visits to Nia's pediatrician and countless social workers who all say that the only way for Nia and Bobby to lead a normal life is to put their baby up for adoption. Then tragedy strikes Nia, and Bobby finds himself in the role of single, teenage father. Because his child--their child--is all that remains of his lost love. With powerful language and keen insight, Johnson tells the story of a young man's struggle to figure out what the "right thing" is and then to do it. The result is a gripping portrayal of single teenage parenthood from the point of view of a youth on the threshold of becoming a man.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Khalipa Oldjohn

Length:

1h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:45

Introduction
Introduction

00:32


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:38


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:40


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

00:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:42


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:48


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

00:48