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The Resource Who am I without him? : short stories about girls and the boys in their lives, Sharon G. Flake

Who am I without him? : short stories about girls and the boys in their lives, Sharon G. Flake

Label
Who am I without him? : short stories about girls and the boys in their lives
Title
Who am I without him?
Title remainder
short stories about girls and the boys in their lives
Statement of responsibility
Sharon G. Flake
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Awards note
Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth, 2004; American Library Association-YA, 2005; Coretta Scott King Honors, 2005.
Cataloging source
OCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flake, Sharon G
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • African American teenage girls
  • African American teenage boys
  • African American families
  • Children's stories, American
  • Teenage girls
  • African American teenagers
  • African American families
Label
Who am I without him? : short stories about girls and the boys in their lives, Sharon G. Flake
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Jacob's rules -- Hunting for boys -- A letter to my daughter
Control code
55028780
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780786806935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Who am I without him? : short stories about girls and the boys in their lives, Sharon G. Flake
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Jacob's rules -- Hunting for boys -- A letter to my daughter
Control code
55028780
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780786806935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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