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. Download and start listening now!