Books by Sharon G. Flake

PINNED by Sharon G. Flake
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An uplifting story that convincingly celebrates the power of perseverance. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two unlikely teens find a connection despite the reluctance of one and the vastly different life obstacles they confront. Read full book review >
YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW ME by Sharon G. Flake
NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"A rare letdown from an otherwise excellent author. (Short stories/poetry. YA)"
Poetry and fiction come together as Flake examines the world through young African-American male voices. Read full book review >
THE BROKEN BIKE BOY AND THE QUEEN OF 33RD STREET by Sharon G. Flake
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Nonetheless, her progress feels real. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fifth-grader Queen narrates this tale of classroom discord and community connections. Read full book review >
BANG! by Sharon G. Flake
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Powerful—and disturbing. (Fiction. YA)"
In a neighborhood where random death walks onto your front porch and kills you or your innocent little brother, Mann and Kee-lee become increasingly convinced that they'll die before reaching 17. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"Honest and valuable. (Fiction. YA)"
A collection of short stories focused on the way teens get caught up in the need to be a part of a couple for identity in today's world. Read full book review >
BEGGING FOR CHANGE by Sharon G. Flake
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2003

"Direct, conversational narrative and dialogue, and the representative urban setting make this a work that many different types will be able to enjoy on various levels. (Fiction 11-15)"
This sequel to Money Hungry (2001) stands on its own, as the tale of a young teenage girl struggling to do right by people in hard times. Read full book review >
MONEY HUNGRY by Sharon G. Flake
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2001

"Kids who live like Raspberry will find validation in seeing themselves sympathetically portrayed, and more pampered readers will find their eyes opened wide. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Flake (The Skin I'm In, 1998) gives a rock-solid portrayal of an inner-city life where money colors everything. Read full book review >