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

Stories and Poems About Boys

By Sharon G. Flake

Jump At The Sun, 9781423100140, 208pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2010



This collection of original stories and poems provides rare insight into the minds of adolescent African American boys. There's Tow-Kaye, getting married at age seventeen to the love of his life, who's pregnant. James writes in his diary about his twin brother's terrible secret, while Tyler explains what it's like to be a player with the ladies. And Eric takes us on a tour of North Philly on the Fourth of July, when the heat could make a guy go crazy. Sharon 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, "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.