Who Am I Without Him? by Sharon Flake
Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books)

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There is "The Ugly One," whose only solace comes when she is locked inside her own head. In "Wanted: A Thug," a teenager seeks advice on how to steal her best friend's bad-guy boyfriend. And then there's Erika, who only likes white boys. Sharon Flake takes readers through the minds of girls trying to define themselves while struggling to remain relevant to the boys in their lives. This is a complex, often humorous, always on-point exposition of black youth resolving to find self-worth . . . any way they know how.
 

About Sharon Flake

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Author Bio: 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. The mother of a college-age daughter, Flake writes full-time from her home in Pittsburgh. To learn more about Ms. Flake, please visit her at www.sharongflake.com.Illustrator Bio:  
 
Published May 1, 2009 by Disney Hyperion. 225 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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.

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offers a virtual look at relationships from many points of view, including a father, a boy with a roving eye, and many interesting girls.

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SBY Teens

You’ll meet Asia Calloway, “the ugly one” with a devastating skin condition that finds her true love in her dreams, Mookie and his aunts that can’t wait for him to continue the male bloodline and Satina the pastor’s daughter out hunting for boys.

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