Butler Bookshelf

This week on the Butler Bookshelf you will find The Life I’m In by Sharon G. Flake, a sister novel to Flake’s The Skin I’m In. Over two decades ago, The Skin I’m In told the story of Maleeka Madison and the nightmare she lived through being bullied because of her dark skin color. Now in Flake’s newest novel, The Life I’m In, we follow the story of Charlese Jones, the bully that made Maleeka’s life miserable. After being kicked out of her home, Charlese boards a bus to nowhere and is lured into the dangerous life of human trafficking. Charlese must swallow her fear, remain strong, and bring herself and her fellow victims to justice. For more fantastic titles, check out the list below!

Rosie Loves Jack
Written by Mel Darbon
Published by Peachtree Publishing Company
Available now!

The Life I’m In
Written by Sharon G. Flake
Published by Scholastic Press
Available now!

Toot & Puddle: How Does Your Garden Grow
Written and Illustrated by Holly Hobbie
Published by Penguin Random House/Random House Children’s Books
Available now!

100 First Words: City
Written by Nosy Crow Ltd. and Illustrated by Edward Underwood
Published by Candlewick Press/Nosy Crow
Available now!

Pip and Posy: The Friendly Snail
Written by Camilla Reid and Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Published by Candlewick Press/Nosy Crow
Available now!

The Million Dollar Race
Written by Matthew Rose Smith
Published by Simon & Schuster/Aladdin
Available now!