Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Sharon Draper

A creator, educator, and a visionary. Sharon M. Draper is a professional educator as well as an accomplished writer. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a three-time winner of the Coretta Scot King Literary Award, and is a New York Times bestselling author. She was selected as Ohio's Outstanding High School Language Arts Educator, Ohio Teacher of the Year, and was chosen as a NCNW Excellence in Teaching Award winner. If that hasn't impressed you she is a fabulous writer. Sharon Draper has been compared with Walter Dean Myers because of the themes and charters throughout her books for students. Her writing is wonderful and will engage any reader. Her titles are encouraged for third graders to young adults (18). She writes poetry as well as books for teachers. Draper's official site is magnificent! It offers teachers guides, a list of the books that she has written, opportunities for school visits, home work help, and a biography.