20th anniversary of The Skin I’m In:     
The Memorabilia of Sharon Flake


  January 3 – January 27, 2018

 With millions of books in print, Sharon G. Flake has earned an international reputation as one of the top children’s and young adult authors in the country today.

Her breakout novel  The Skin I’m In, established her reputation as a must read author among  middle and high school students, as well as  teachers, parents and librarians.  Flake has penned nine novels, including Pinned, a book about a struggling reader and gifted wrestler, a historical mystery novel Unstoppable Octobia May, and a clever picture book called You Are Not a Cat.   Her work has been translated into French, Italian, Korean and Portuguese.  She has earned numerous awards and recognitions including several Coretta Scott King Honor awards; the Kirkus Review Top Ten Book of the Year; YWCA Racial Justice Award; Detroit Public Library Outstanding Book of the Year Award;  Best Books for Young Adult Readers by the American Library Association; Top Ten Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library; Top Twenty Recommended Books to Read by the Texas Library Association, the  Junior Library Guide Selection and more .  Flake is a former spokesperson for Reading is Fundamental (Pittsburgh) and a National Book Foundation Fellowship recipient as well as a presenter at the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Her work is taught in colleges and universities nationwide, and used in classrooms across the US and abroad.  Flake is published with Scholastic Books for Children,  Disney Publishing, and Boyds Mills Press.  Having turned her novel Skin I’m In into a play, she is looking to take her work to the stage.

Sharon G. Flake’s bestselling, Coretta Scott King award winning novel, The Skin I’m In turned 20 in 2018. Come by and learn more about Sharon Flake!





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