The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street

The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of rd Street 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 whe

  • Title: The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street
  • Author: Sharon G. Flake Colin Bootman
  • ISBN: 9781423100324
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 seaI 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

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  • Sharon G. Flake Colin Bootman

    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 , Bang Sept 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.

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  • The book is about a girl named queen who has both of her parents and her dad has always treated her like a queen and her mom didn't like it so she kept telling him to stop before she gets to spoiled and only cares about herself and somebody else. So when she went to school she was always saying she was queen and everyone else was her servants so her teacher didn't really like her just because she was always acting like that like everything was all about her. So then this boy named Leroy came to [...]


  • I love this book I read this book when is was in book club and this when a boy moves come to their school and he's stanks


  • it was moving because the first time she was talking to leroy she was so mean to him and all that time she thought he was lying and he wasn't and the way it ended that was sweet



  • I'm probably the laziest person I know when it comes to reviewing books. I'm okay on the reading part, and I'm just ducky at putting a book in my To Be Reviewed Pile. It's at the point when the book merges with the general pile that I tend to get distracted, though. Books get seriously frighteningly buried. I guess that's the danger with a vertical rather than a horizontal pile. Then the mediocre books begin to disappear from my mind. I forget their details and their characters. I can't conjure [...]


  • Whenever I stand in the corner, I close my eyes and see myself sitting on a throne in a long white gown with a giant ruby crown on my head. I’m telling all the people who serve me to polish the silver and scrub the floors clean for the royal party. Queen RosseauMy name is Marie Queen Rousseau. I live in a castle on 33rd Street right across the street from the John Howard Housing Project. My father named me Queen because he wanted everyone to know that his only daughter was special. I h [...]


  • Queen Rosseau got her name because her father wanted everyone to know that she is someone special. Queen is smart and stylish, and she knows it - which is part of the problem. Queen has trouble making and keeping friends because she expects them to bow to her and act as servants. She also has a problem with saying any mean thing that comes to mind, like when she tells new kid Leroy that he's smelly and a liar. Leroy rides a broken bike around town and tells people he's an African prince. Queen w [...]


  • Queen is a ten year old girl who truly acts like a queen – a mean one. When a new boy, Leroy, arrives at their school, Queen’s cruel mouth is on fire. What will it take for Queen to be kind? This novel tackles the themes of bullying and friendship. It is somewhat hard to read when the main character is such a snob. The audience will get annoyed with Queen fast. But, hang in there, and keep rooting for our girl, Queen, to change her ways. It is always possible for others to change; it takes l [...]


  • 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 t [...]


  • This book only just makes it into the home educated characters category. In fact there is only one mention of home education on page four but it is such a damning one that the book rates a mention for propagating a misconception of home education. The main character, Queen, says, ‘I used to be homeschooled until two years ago. But I go to regular school now. Mother thought I needed to be around other kids. She said she didn’t like how grown-up and stuck-up I was acting. Only, I can’t help [...]


  • Queen Marie is a spoiled, self-centered fifth-grader who has no friends because of her uppity attitude. She is so spoiled by her father and three older brothers that she believes she is the center of the universe. It's a little difficult to work up sympathy for a child that even the teacher dislikes. But Leroy doesn't let it bother him. She can be a queen because he's a prince from Africa. He, however, lacks the polish, the clothes or the attitude that Queen possesses. He smells and rides a rust [...]


  • Reviewed by Jocelyn Pearce for TeensReadTooQueen is an incredibly stuck up ten-year-old girl whose family's praise has given her a very high opinion of herself. Her father and older brothers have spoiled her to the point where she's very, very easy to dislike. Unsurprisingly, no one at school seems to appreciate or recognize her supposed superiority. Leroy is a new boy in her class, who smells funny and whose bike is broken. Queen is sure that he's a liar, especially when he tells stories about [...]


  • Queen Rosseau really thinks she is a queen. She waves at her subjects from her castle and she is a spoiled brat. Completely. So much so that the reader actually feels hatred towards her. All Queen can think about is "me me me": how can people serve me, how can I show off, what will people give me? Then she meets Leory and she instantly hates him. He smells. Really bad. And he rides a broken bike. And worst of all, he claims to be a prince of Senegal! How on earth can this smelly boy claim to be [...]


  • this book is about a queen who lives across the street from the projects and she think she really is queen of 33rd street so she met this boy named Leroy and this boy names Leroy is a dirty boy who smells funny and queen parents meet this boy and queen is jealous because her parents is paying more attention to Leroy then her. so queen try to go out and make friends with people and try to be nice and caring. what kind of reader would like this book?this book is for people that likes fake fairy ta [...]


  • The broken bike boy and the queen of 33rd street by Sharon g.flake Lexile range:590LTags: roylalty This book is about queen, she claims to be the queen of 33rd street. Because she had been treated like royalty especially from her dad, she has become conceited. At school she only has one friend symine.but one day the new Bo comes to her class -Leroy. Everyone says he thinks but thoroughly this story they grow on each other and become friends.Because Sharon g flake is my favorite Author, i have de [...]


  • Queen is a spoiled fifth grader who's father has led her to believe she is royalty. Acting on this belief, Queen bullies her classmates, family, and friends into doing whatever she wants until the day that Leroy, a fellow fifth grader, comes into her life and changes everything.Flake has written an interesting middle grade story about a little girl who must learn to act in the gregarious way that her name dictates. At first, the main character grated on my nerves, but as the story went on, I war [...]


  • PRO: Leroy is an amazing character. Has incredible depth for a child and makes you support him despite not being the most honest or hygienic child. It is unclear why the adults take to him and his stories so easily. He is essentially a bragging liar like Queen, when you think about it. CON: Teacher and Queen are both horrible. There is a lot of negative going on, but not a lot of effective problem solving happening. I am uncomfortable with Leroy's mom's treatment of Queen and the fact that she i [...]


  • Hysterical! Queen is totally oblivious to how spoiled and rude she is. Dialogue has you hanging on for the next line. Will she remain clueless?Queen to Leroy's Mom: Did someone steal them for you? She looks likes she wants to slap me.Queen after barging in on Cornelius: Queens especially don't like doors slammed in their faces.Leroy to Queen: You ruin everything You are all slimy and stinky inside. Queen's response: I straighten myself up, fix my invisible crown and walk down the steps, telling [...]


  • Queen doesn't think she is better than everyone else. She KNOWS she is better because she is a Queen who lives in a castle and everyone bows down to her. Well, actually her name is Queen, she lives in an apartment building that sort of looks like a castle, and her father and brothers spoil her because she is the youngest and the only girl. As readers we know she has to get her comeuppance somehow and we secretly relish the idea. The ending comes too abruptly, but we've seen a glimmer of change i [...]


  • Queen has been treated as such by her parents, but especially her father, since she was a baby. Consequently, she tends to act like she is better than other people, which isn't helped by the fact that she's so smart. Then a new boy comes to school, riding a broken bike and smelling a little. Queen feels sure he tells lies, but everyone really likes him. While trying to catch him in one of his lies, Queen learns a few things along the way, including what it means to be a good friend.


  • This boy who rides a bike wears messed up clothes is from places that queen of 33 street is not from. They dont like each other at first all they did was talking about each other. but at the end they do


  • Another book I read with Thula. She liked it enough. It's set in Philadelphia and has some African immigrant themes. The author intentionally made the main character unlikable and so I didn't enjoy it that much. It was a pretty forgetable book.




  • its so far about just some little boy in the fifth grade and this girl who likes him and her friends jokes on him about his bike



  • A cute story about a young girl who believs herself to be a queen and therefore better than everyone around her. It takes a young boy who smells like pee to change her life for the better.





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