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Joy Keys chats with Author Sharon G. Flake about Pinned

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Author Sharon G. Flake writes stories about and for young adults/children.  She has eight published books.

Pinned: Award-winning author, Sharon G. Flake, presents a powerful novel about a teen boy and girl, each tackling disabilities.

Autumn and Adonis have nothing in common and everything in common. Autumn is outgoing and has lots of friends. Adonis is shy and not so eager to connect with people. But even with their differences, the two have one thing in common--they're each dealing with a handicap. For Autumn, who has a learning disability, reading is a painful struggle that makes it hard to focus in class. But as her school’s most aggressive team wrestler, Autumn can take down any problem. Adonis is confined to a wheelchair. He has no legs. He can't walk or dance. But he’s a strong reader who loves books. Even so, Adonis has a secret he knows someone like Autumn can heal.

The Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh declared February 16, 2010 as Sharon G. Flake Day.

Ranked #1 African American author under Disney/Hyperion Books and #13 out of more than 500.


  • She had received numerous awards and accolades including ALA Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for her first novel The Skin I'm In

.Sharon’s novels have been translated into French, Spanish and Italian. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. www.sharongflake.com