In 9 stories and 13 poems, Sharon G. Flake gives readers insight into the minds of a diverse group of adolescent African American males. Unforgettable characters come to life in this poignant, funny and often searing collection of urban male voices.
Sharon G. Flake (www.sharongflake.com) won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for her first novel, "T""he Skin I'm In," and is a two-time Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book winner. She is the author of a middle grade novel and five books for young adults, including the companion to this book: "Who Am I Without Him? Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives." Sharon lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.