Search Results: "Sharon G. Flake"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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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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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G. by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1972

"Ultimately (and ignoring the common reader whom it will defeat) it is an arresting, inordinately vital, impersonal, and remarkable work."
G. as anonymously archetypal as the use of the initial suggests, is the novel or rather anti-novel of the prominent British art critic and Marxist humanist. Read full book review >