Waiting on Wednesday: Week 4

WOW is hosted by Breaking The Spine.

Most of the books I am waiting on, do not have covers, some without titles! SO I am going to use this WOW to branch out from my usual genre of choice, and bring you something I think is way cool.

YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ME: STORIES AND POEMS ABOUT BOYS by Sharon Flake

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: February 16, 2010
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
  • Format: Hardcover, 208pp
  • Sales Rank: 107,779


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I sit in your class

I play by the rules

I'm young

I'm fly

I'm black.

In 9 stories and 13 poems, Sharon G. Flake gives readers insight into the minds of a diverse group adolescent African American males. There's Tow-Kaye, getting married at age 17 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 poignant, funny and often searing collection of urban male voices.

3 comments:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I want this book. Must have it. Amazon one-click shopping, here I come! :-)

Thanks!

L.J. Boldyrev said...

I know! It truly sounds like a one of a kind.

Mary said...

Eye-catching cover! Sounds like a good book too.

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