You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys (Paperback)

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-- Chapter & Verse Book Club selection, April 2017, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin

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In 9 stories and 15 poems, Sharon G. Flake provides insight into the minds of a diverse group adolescent African American males. There's Tow-Kaye, getting married at age 16 to love of his life, who's pregnant. He knows it's the right thing to do, but he's scared to death. James writes in his diary about his twin brother's terrible secret, which threatens to pull James down, too. Tyler explains what it's like to be a player with the ladies. In a letter to his uncle, La'Ron confesses that he's infected with HIV. Eric takes us on a tour of North Philly on the Fourth of July, when the heat could make a guy go crazy. Still, he loves his hood. These and other unforgettable characters come to life in this collection of urban male voices. Sharon's G. Flake's talent for telling it like it is will leave readers thinking differently, feeling deeply, and definitely wanting more.

About the Author

Sharon G. Flake ( won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for her first novel The Skin I'm In and is a two-time Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book winner. Beloved by children and adults, critics and booksellers, librarians and teachers, she is the author of a middle-grade novel and five books for young adults that have sold more than half a million copies. Ms. Flake writes full-time from her home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781423100171
ISBN-10: 1423100174
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 26th, 2011
Pages: 208
Language: English