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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
Action
Committed to retain
Awards note
Coretta Scott King award, 2005
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flake, Sharon G
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Young Adult
Interest level
MG+
LC call number
PS3556.L287
LC item number
W46 2004
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
  • 4.0
  • 5.6
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
  • Reading Counts!
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • African American teenage girls
  • African American families
  • Children's stories, American
  • African Americans
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • Short stories
  • Young adult fiction, American
Target audience
adolescent
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
  • Hunting for boys
  • A letter to my daughter
  • 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
Control code
55028780
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780786806935
Lccn
2005270823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)55028780
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
  • Hunting for boys
  • A letter to my daughter
  • 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
Control code
55028780
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780786806935
Lccn
2005270823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)55028780

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