You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys
Title: You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys
Author: Sharon Flake
Tow-Kaye just learned that the love of his life is pregnant. And though he knows what the right thing to do is, he’s scared to death to do it. Jeffrey hates having a mom who dresses like a teenager, but when another sexy mom moves in next door that’s a different kind of problem. In these and twenty-two other short stories and poems, plumb the inner lives of African American teenage boys.
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.