Sharon G. Flake won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for her first novel The Skin I'm In and is a two-time Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book winner. Beloved by children and adults, critics and booksellers, librarians and teachers, she is the author of a middle-grade novel and five books for young adults that have sold more than half a million copies. The mother of a college-age daughter, Flake writes full-time from her home in Pittsburgh. To learn more about Ms. Flake, please visit her at www.sharongflake.com.
Flake's debut novel will hit home . . . echoes universal brink-of-adolescence concerns. --Publishers Weekly Funny and clever . . . will pull readers into a world too rarely represented in middle-grade fiction. --Booklist Young teens will appreciate Flake's authenticity. --School Library Journal