Bang! Guns really sound like that, you know.
Bang! And people bleed from everywhere, and blood is redder than you think.
And little kids look funny in caskets. That’s ’cause they ain’t meant to be in one, I guess.
Mann is only thirteen, yet he has already had to deal with more than most go through in a lifetime. His family is still reeling from the tragic shooting death of...more
As I listened to it on CD while commuting to work and back over this past week, it brought me to laughter and tears too many times to really count.
"Bang!" was... inspiring to my imagination in three major ways: 1) It made my passion for contributing to the cause for racial h...more
Mann is a young teen gro...more
Dear sharon G. flake,
there is a lot of stuff i really liked about your book.One thing i really liked about your book is how realistic you made your book seem.To me i felt like i was watching a movie when i first read your book. I also liked how you explained the details in the book, like the settings, how the characters felt and the thoughts that were going through their mind.
I also liked the way you structered the book because i was able to compare some of the parts with my...more
"Boys ain't men... yet
They sneakers with strings untied
Broken bikes and blackened eyes
Fast footraces and dirty faces
But they ain't men not .......yet"
This is my favorite part of the book because Sharon G...more
Mann's little brother Jason was shot and killed two years ago - playing with toy soldiers on his front stoop , wrong place, wrong time. His family hasn't been the same since. Mann's dad, still unable to deal with the death of Jason, is determined not to lose another son, so he sets out to make Mann a man, by forcing him to learn to survive on his own. But becoming a man might mean that he loses h...more
When Mann's (the main character) brother dies, his father goes...more
I stopped on page 150. I read this with the same lack of interest that I ha...more
Her work is used in public and private schools around the nation, from elementary to high school, and...more