Book List in Order:11 titles



  • Bestselling and award-winning author, Sharon G. Flake, delivers a mystery set in the 1950s that eerily blends history, race, culture, and family. Octobia May is girl filled with questions. Her heart condition makes her special - and, some folks wo...


  • Autumn and Adonis have nothing in common and everything in common. Autumn is outgoing and has lots of friends. Adonis is shy and not so eager to connect with people. But even with their differences, the two have one thing in common ? they’re each d...


  • I sit in your class I play by the rules I'm young I'm fly I'm black. So of course I think I'm cool . . . In 9 stories and 15 poems, Sharon G. Flake provides insight into the minds of a diverse group adolescent African American males. There'...


  • Bang! Guns really sound like that, you know. Bang! And people bleed from everywhere, and blood is redder than you think. And little kids look funny in caskets. That’s ’cause they ain’t meant to be in one, I guess.Mann is only thirteen, yet he h...


  • “Queen is smart. Queen is pretty. But nobody likes her except her kitty.” Queen’s house—the biggest one on 33rd Street--looks just like a castle, and in her bedroom, she has dozens of beautiful dresses and crowns.  Queen thinks she’s a rea...


  • Guys and girls get together, get played, and get real. Who Am I Without Him? is a Booklist Top Ten Romance Novel for Teens and is “breaking new and necessary ground”* in twelve short stories about guys and girls falling in and out of love and rel...


  • H "Flake's strength . . . lies in developing genuine, believable adults and children."-BCCB (starred review) H "Flake's charged, infectious dialogue will sweep readers through the first-person story."-Booklist (starred review) Fourteen-year-old Raspb...






  • Thirteen-year-old Raspberry Hill is always scheming about ways to make money. She's starved for the green stuff, and will do just about anything legal to get it-wash cars, sell rotten candy, skip lunch, and clean houses. She is obsessed with making m...


  • When Miss Saunders asks, "What's my face say?" don't nobody say nothing. "Don't get all closed-mouth, now," she says. "I hear you whispering in the hall. Laughing at me." She walks the aisles again. She stops by me and sits on my desk. "Faces say ...