I am a queen I live in a castle, right across the street from the John Howard Housing Projects Every day right after school I run to my bedroom window and open it wide even in the middle of winter when the wind blows wet snow up my nose I watch for my knight in shining armor He s ten years old, like me, and rides a bike a two wheeler with rusty spokes and torn up seat So begins Sharon Flake s highly anticipated new novel a moving story of an unlikely friendship.Queen is a royal pain in the neck Her Highness treats everyone like her loyal subjects her classmates, her teacher, even her parents That s why all the kids hate her and it s hard for her to make friends To make matters worse, Queen known she is bright Her teacher thinks she s a spoiled know it all, and that keeps her in hot water as well When a new kid comes to Queen s school riding a broken bike and wearing run over shoes, he immediately becomes the butt of everyone s jokes Her parents insist she be nice to Leroy, since history has never been kind to queens who forget how to be humble But Leroy isn t just smelly, Queen thinks that he tells fibs whoppers in fact and when he says he s an African prince from Senegal, sparks fly between him and Queen There s only room for one blue blooded family on 33rd Street, and Queen is determined to prove Leroy is an impostor What Queen ultimately discovers about Leroy makes her wonder what happily ever after really means If a broken bike boy is truly Queen s knight in shining armor, can he save her from herself, by teaching her how to be a good friend Free Download The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street by Sharon G. Flake For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk
Sharon G Flake is the author of five books, The Skin I m In 1998 , Money Hungry 2002 , Begging for Change 2003 , Who Am I Without Him Short Stories About Boys and the Girls in Their Lives 2004 , BangSept 2005 , and her latest novel The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street 2007.Her work is used in public and private schools around the nation, from elementary to high school, and is often required reading in colleges for students in education, child development, children s literature and English writing programs Beyond that, her work is also a favorite among adults and adult book club readers.Flake and her work have won numerous awards and recognitions including Best Books for Young Adult Readers Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers the New York Public Library Top Ten Books for the Teen Age 2005 featured author in the Ninth Book of Junior Authors Illustrators 2005 Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children 2004 Chicago Public Library s Best of the Best Book 2004 Texas Lone Star Award for Top Ten Books 2002, 2004 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Grant 2004 Bank Street Best of the Year 2004 Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book 2004 CCBC Choices Booklist Top Ten Fantasy Book 2004 Booklist Top Ten Romance Novels for Youth 2004 Booklist Editor s Choice Award 2003 Detroit Free LIbrary Author of the Year 1999 YWCA Racial Justice Award 1999 Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Award and .Flake s work appears on the Anti Defamation League s website which stresses the use of children s literature to help educators address the problem of bullying in schools.Flake was born in Philadelphia, PA, but has resided in Pittsburgh, PA with her daughter for many years She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in English For several years she was a youth counselor for a foster care agency, after which she spent 18 years working at the University of Pittsburgh in public relations She has written numerous articles for national publications Prior to having her first book published, she wrote for approximately 15 years.
- 144 pages
- The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street
- Sharon G. Flake
- 19 March 2019 Sharon G. Flake