Sharon M. Draper

Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire, and was most recently awarded the Charlotte Huck Award for Stella by Starlight. Her Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and was a New York Times bestseller for over three years. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at SharonDraper.com.

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Blended
The Battle of Jericho
Just Another Hero
November Blues
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BOOKS BY THE BANKS FESTIVAL
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OCT 20
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Raleigh, NC 27609
OCT 25
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OCT 28
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NOV 5

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I learned to dream through reading, learned to create dreams through writing, and learned to develop dreamers through teaching. I shall always be a dreamer. Come dream with me.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. What a wonderful World sung by Louis Armstrong. The Rainbow Connection sung by Kermit the Frog. Sunshine on my Shoulders sung by John Denver. Bumpin by Wes Montgomery. Brown Baby sung by Oscar Brown, Jr. Lots of others.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I'm not sure if identify is the right word, but I have a great deal of respect for Zora Neale Hurston whose writing is brilliant and whose path was difficult.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Chicken. Many chickens have already given their lives for me. :-)

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I let my kids watch too much television when they were little.

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December 16, 2008

I envy folks who have time to blog. I’m usually so far behind in answering emails or letters or even washing the dishes that to take the time to sit down and write about what’s going on in my world is a little daunting. But I shall try to be diligent and post something at least once in a while. Filling out all these questions for the website really forced me to think. What’s my greatest flaw? Gee, do I have to admit one? What is perfect happiness? Hmm, that’s one of those questions that forces a person to evaluate the very essence of life. Heavy. What are my favorite songs? I had to think about that one for awhile. What do I hum... see more

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