Search Results: "Sharon Flake"


BOOK REVIEW

SHARON by Gilad Sharon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Sharon's son provides a solid template on which subsequent biographers will have to build."
The life and times of Israel's warrior leader Ariel Sharon, chronicled by his son. Read full book review >

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UNSTOPPABLE OCTOBIA MAY by Sharon Flake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Immersive and witty, it illuminates as a historical piece yet falters when connecting the snapshots into a cohesive picture. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
With elegant prose and a spunky narrator, Flake's latest offers detailed snapshots of African-American life in 1953. Read full book review >

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THE SKIN I'M IN by Sharon Flake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A serviceable debut featuring a main character who grows in clearly composed stages. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A timid seventh grader finds the mettle to shake some bad companions in this patchy esteem-builder from Flake. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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MONEY HUNGRY by Sharon G. Flake
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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YOUNG ADULT
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 >

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BEGGING FOR CHANGE by Sharon G. Flake
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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YOU ARE NOT A CAT! by Sharon G. Flake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Silly arguments abound in life, but readers who may be wishing for a duo to replace a certain dialogue-happy elephant and pig will not find it here. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A duck likes to pretend to be other animals, much to the consternation of a very pragmatic cat. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN BIKE BOY AND THE QUEEN OF 33RD STREET by Sharon G. Flake
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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SHARON OEHLER: PEDIATRICIAN by Jennifer Bryant
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"Glossary. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
One of a useful new series of seven—''Working Moms: A Portrait of Their Lives.'' (Others include a lawyer [Hispanic], music teacher [black], veterinarian, and park ranger.) Read full book review >