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Sharon G. Flake, Author of The Skin I’m In – Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

December 2, 2018 @ 2:30 pm


Sharon Flake’s award-winning and bestselling debut YA novel, The Skin I’m In is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of a Special Edition of the book. It received the Coretta Scott King Award, the YWCA Racial Justice Award, and a YALSA Best Book Award.

Flake’s novels and short stories deal with the struggles of teenagers and young people of color and have received praise for their honest and urgent portrayals of complex issues and themes. Her second novel, Money Hungry (2001), dealt with a family facing homelessness and received the Coretta Scott King Award and was a Carolyn Field Honor Book, among other awards. Flake’s other works for teenagers and young adults include Begging for Change (2003), the short story collection Who Am I Without Him? (2004), Bang! (2005), The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street (2007, illustrated by Colin Bootman), You Don’t Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys (2010), Pinned (2012), and Unstoppable Octobia May (2014).


Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, 15213
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