Sharon G. Flake writes about African-American youth, illuminating experiences of teenagers and youth of color resolving to have their voices heard. She is a three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner! Flake has received praise for her work’s honest portrayals of complex issues and themes in Money Hungry (2001), Pinned (2012), Bang! (2005), and the short story collections Who Am I Without Him? (2004) and You Don’t Even Know Me: Stories and Poems about Boys (2010). Her best-selling, Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel The Skin I’m (1998) in was influential in shifting the landscape of young adult literature when it was published over 20 years ago.
A big bonus for getting the new edition of the The Skin I'm In reading the wonderful forward written by Jason Reynolds.