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Sweet, Hereafter

Sweet, Hereafter

For Ages: 12 and up
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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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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 128 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689873850 | 
  • January 2010 | 
  • Grades 7 and up | 
  • Lexile 750
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Prologue

THERE’S A FRONT PAGE PHOTO OF MY friend Jos standing by the side of a road on a hot summer day. I almost don’t recognize him, because he’s out of place. It’s a frozen moment in time—but I’m so used to Jos being animated, funny and moving. It bothers me that one picture can define everything in other people’s minds but never really tell the whole story.

A cop in dark shades is touching him on the arm. Gently. The photographer was close, ’cause you can see every line on the cop’s and Jos’s face. There weren’t any lines an hour before.

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