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Sharon G. Flake

Författare till The Skin I'm In

15+ verk 4,746 medlemmar 159 recensioner 3 favoritmärkta

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Sharon G. Flake was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start as an author to watch. Her books for teens have received many accolades, including the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for The Skin I'm In and a Coretta Scott King Honor for Money Hungry. "Flake's strength ... lies in developing visa mer genuine, believable adults and children," the Bulletin declared in a starred review for Begging for Change, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book and ALA Quick Pick. Ms. Flake is a former youth counselor. She lives in Pittsburgh with her daughter. visa färre


Verk av Sharon G. Flake

The Skin I'm In (1998) 1,743 exemplar
Money Hungry (2001) 650 exemplar
Begging for Change (2003) 458 exemplar
Who Am I Without Him? (2004) 404 exemplar
Bang! (2005) 370 exemplar
Pinned (2012) 298 exemplar
Unstoppable Octobia May (1800) 192 exemplar
The Life I'm In (2021) 77 exemplar
You Are Not a Cat! (2016) 36 exemplar
Once in a Blue Moon (2023) 12 exemplar
Black blues (2000) — Författare — 1 exemplar
You Make Me Sneeze! (2024) 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Fresh Ink: An Anthology (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 362 exemplar
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 217 exemplar
Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 107 exemplar


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Adorable! Duck is seemingly allergic to Cat and has Cat do all kinds of crazy things to make Duck feel better. When it gets to be too much for Cat and tensions run high, Duck explains:

"You are my best friend. And even if you make my beak tickle and wiggle, my eyes swell up, and my whole body feel like it's covered with ants, I would rather be with you than with anyone else in the whole wide world."


But why does Duck have those bloodshot eyes? I could have done without those. Aside from that, this book deserves multiple readings, especially as a fun read-aloud.

Note: I received this as a promo copy for review.

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DonnaMarieMerritt | Feb 22, 2024 |
In 1953, young Octobia May lives with her aunt Shuma who runs a boardinghouse, and she's convinced that Mr. Davenport, far from being the reliable boarder and war hero he appears to be, is actually a vampire. Her friend Jonah's mother thinks she's been allowed to get above her place as a young Black (the word of the time would be "colored") girl, and she has far too good of an imagination. But Octobia May already died once and she's come back strong, determined to make her way in the world.

I particularly like the narrator of the audiobook, Bahni Turpin, who does a fabulous job with a variety of characters, from young Octobia to an Irish cop. The story itself is sometimes episodic but also has this mystery of Mr. Davenport threaded throughout, which made it include an awful lot and became hard for me to follow on audio. There are details I picked up on early as an adult that wouldn't have been so obvious to a young reader, such as "passing." Other times, I recognize I would've liked it better reading it as a child - the ending is completely over the top and I couldn't quite shut off my analytical brain and just enjoy the adventure.… (mer)
bell7 | 6 andra recensioner | Oct 2, 2023 |
Don't be Disrespecting Me - I love this author. This story completely wasn't what I expected. It was much sadder, and I wished I could've stepped in to stop the characters.

So I Ain't No Good Girl - Sharon Flake is a great writer. I got all tense because I could feel this character's desperation.
kamlibrarian | 22 andra recensioner | Dec 23, 2022 |
Gettin' Even - I don't know is this author is as good as getting inside boys' heads as she is girls', but I stopped worrying about it a few seconds after I started reading this story and got completely caught up in it.

Don't Read This - This story is written in diary format, and fans of Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams will like it.
kamlibrarian | 8 andra recensioner | Dec 23, 2022 |



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