About the Author

Sharon M. Draper is an award-winning author, educator, speaker, poet and National Teacher of the Year. Draper has been honored at the White House six times, and was chosen as one of only four authors in the country to speak at the National Book Festival Gala in Washington, D.C, and to represent the United States in Moscow at their Book Festival. The wildly popular youth novel, Out of My Mind, has been on the New York Times Bestseller List for over a year and has been chosen by the Global Read Aloud literacy organization for the 2013-2014 school year. Her book Copper Sun was selected by the US State Department and the International Reading Association as the United States novel for the international reading project called Reading Across Continents. She is also the author of many books for teens, including the New York Times bestsellers Copper Sun, the 2007 Coretta Scott King Award winner, and We Beat the Street. She also wrote Forged by Fire, the 1998 Coretta Scott King Award winner, as well as Tears of a Tiger, winner of the CSK/John Steptoe New Talent Award, and The Battle of Jericho and November Blues, both Coretta Scott King Honor Books. Dr. Draper is an accomplished public speaker and addresses educational and literary groups of all ages. Draper resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and golden retriever, Honey.

Books by Sharon M. Draper