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Who am I without him? : short stories about girls and the boys in their lives

Author: Sharon Flake
Publisher: New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Short stories about teenage love and angst. Written in the vernacular of urban African-American teens, which Flake captures flawlessly, these 10 stories have universal themes and situations. Some are funny and uplifting; others, disturbing and sad. In "So I Ain't No Good Girl," a teen wants to be with a good-looking popular boy, so much so that she tolerates his disrespect and abuse. In "Wanted: A Thug," Melody  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's stories, American
Short stories, American
Young adult fiction, American
Juvenile fiction
Juvenile materials
Fiction
Juvenile works
Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Flake, Sharon.
Who am I without him?
New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, ©2004
(OCoLC)607556998
Online version:
Flake, Sharon.
Who am I without him?
New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, ©2004
(OCoLC)607816127
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Flake
ISBN: 0786806931 9780786806935 1423103831 9781423103837
OCLC Number: 55028780
Awards: Coretta Scott King author honor award, 2005.
Target Audience: Young Adult.; 650; Decoding indicator: 90 (high); Semantic indicator: 100 (high); Syntactic indicator: 90 (high); Structure indicator: 90 (high)
Description: 168 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: So I ain't no good girl --
The ugly one --
Wanted: a thug --
I know a stupid boy when I see one --
Mookie in love --
Don't be disrespecting me --
I like white boys --
Jacobs's rules --
Hunting for boys --
A letter to my daughter.
Responsibility: Sharon G. Flake.
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Short stories about teenage love and angst. Written in the vernacular of urban African-American teens, which Flake captures flawlessly, these 10 stories have universal themes and situations. Some are funny and uplifting; others, disturbing and sad. In "So I Ain't No Good Girl," a teen wants to be with a good-looking popular boy, so much so that she tolerates his disrespect and abuse. In "Wanted: A Thug," Melody writes to a columnist for advice on how to steal a friend's boyfriend, unaware that the friend is the columnist's younger sister. Two of the stories are told from a boy's point of view. The concluding story, "A Letter to My Daughter," in which an absent father gives his daughter his advice about boys and men is sad, poignant, and loving. Flake has a way of teaching a lesson without seeming to do so. Addressing issues and situations that many girls face in today's often complex society, this book is provocative and thought-provoking.

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