Awards & Winners

Sharon Flake

Date of Birth 24-December-1955
Place of Birth Philadelphia
(Pennsylvania, United States of America, Area code 215, Area code 267, Area codes 215 and 267)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Sharon G. Flake
Profession Writer, Author
Sharon Flake is an American author of young adult literature. She has resided in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her daughter for many years. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in English. Her works include The Skin I'm In, which follows a young African American girl who has issues with people teasing her about the color of her skin and the way she dresses. She tries her best to fit in but it doesn't go too well. She learns that trying to fit in is not the best way to make people like you. Her works have won numerous awards. The Skin I'm In won the John Steptoe Award for New Talent in 1999 for new authors and garnered positive feedback from Booklist and School Library Journal. She has also been twice awarded author honors by the Coretta Scott King Awards.

Awards by Sharon Flake

Check all the awards nominated and won by Sharon Flake.


Nominations 2013 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Youth / Teens Pinned


Nominations 2005 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Coretta Scott King Award for Authors Who Am I Without Him?


Nominations 2002 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Coretta Scott King Award for Authors Money hungry


John Steptoe New Talent Award
Honored for : The skin I'm in