You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys

You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys

Title:You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781423100140
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages

This collection of original stories and poems provides rare insight into the minds of adolescent African American boys. There's Tow-Kaye, getting married at age seventeen to the love of his life, who's pregnant. James writes in his diary about his twin brother's terrible secret, while Tyler explains what it's like to be a player with the ladies. And Eric takes us on a tour of North Philly on the Fourth of July, when the heat could make a guy go crazy. Sharon G. Flake's talent for telling it like it is will leave readers thinking differently, feeling deeply, and definitely wanting more.


    You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys Reviews

  • Shadai Acosta-Oviedo

    This book had a great narrative way to tell stories and poems about boys. She focuses on the issues that teenage boys go through or could be exposed to like AIDS, heartbreak, pregnancy and family brea...

  • Joshbyrnes

    This book was overall a very good book, but I did get a bit confused when it came to changing from story to story. I was liking the first story but then once it got into the middle of the book I got l...

  • Sriya Mudumba

    I didn't get it....

  • Alysa Craigie

    "When you see me, see me. It's the least that you can do."...

  • Xemilyx

    Sharon Flake has great narrative voice. No question. But what makes her books so significant is the subject matter. She's just plain writing about stuff no one else is writing about. Like wanting to h...

  • Crystal

    Crystal Hansen, LS 538. Flake, S. G. (2010). You don't even know me: Stories and poems about boys. New York: Jump at the Sun. Genre: Short Stories. Print book. Selected from Books and Authors database...

  • Rhayna

    This book is a book that combines poems and stories of different African american boys. I didn't really enjoy this book much but I only read some stories and finished it anyways but read the poems. I ...

  • Trevor Fitzpatrick

    This book was definitely different. Although I couldn't really relate to the stories, the book made me think of how it would be to live in those boys' shoes. I didn't really enjoy the poems because th...

  • Stephanie Butzer

    This was a very good book! I would recommend it to any middle or high school boy. Girls will like it, but I feel guys would get a better understanding from this book. It is written in a man’s perspe...

  • Alicia

    This was easy to get through with a mix of poetry/rhyme and short stories about African American boys. She covers everything from unplanned pregnancy and teen weddings (because of the unplanned pregna...