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Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

Overview
Works: 116 works in 609 publications in 12 languages and 39,446 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Historical fiction  History  Suspense fiction  Novels  Children's audiobooks  High interest-low vocabulary books  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.D766, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sharon M Draper
Out of my mind by Sharon M Draper( Book )

50 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 3,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording. Always. And there's no delete button. She's the smartest kid in her whole school--but no one knows it. Most people--her teachers and doctors included--don't think she's capable of learning, and up until recently her school days consisted of listening to the same preschool-level alphabet lessons again and again and again. If only she could speak up, if only she could tell people what she thinks and knows ... but she can't, because Melody can't talk. She can't walk. She can't write." "Being stuck inside her head is making Melody go out of her mind--that is, until she discovers something that will allow her to speak for the first time ever. At last Melody has a voice ... but not everyone around her is ready to hear it."--Jacket
Copper sun by Sharon M Draper( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves
Forged by fire by Sharon M Draper( Book )

37 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenage Gerald, who has spent years protecting his fragile half-sister from their abusive father, faces the prospect of one final confrontation before the problem can be solved. When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy strikes. His substance-addicted mother is taken from him. Then he loses the loving generosity of a favorite aunt. A brutal stepfather with a flaming temper and an evil secret makes his life miserable. The one bright light in Gerald's life is his little half sister, Angel, whom he struggles to protect from her father, Jordan Sparks, who abuses her, and from their mother, whose irresponsible behavior forces Gerald to work hard to keep the family together. As a teenager, Gerald finds success as a member of the Hazelwood Tigers basketball team, while Angel develops her talents as a dancer. Trouble still haunts them, however, and Gerald learns, painfully, that young friends can die and old enemies must be faced. In the end he must stand up to his stepfather alone in a blazing confrontation. Sharon M. Draper has interwoven characters and events from her previous novel, Tears of a Tiger, in this unflinchingly realistic portrayal of poverty and child abuse. It is an inspiring story of a young man who rises above the tragic circumstances of his life by drawing on the love and strength of family and friends
Tears of a tiger by Sharon M Draper( Book )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of high school basketball star Rob Washington in an automobile accident affects the lives of his close friend Andy, who was driving the car, and many others in the school
The battle of Jericho by Sharon M Draper( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 2,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high school junior and his cousin suffer the ramifications of joining what seems to be a "reputable" school club
November blues by Sharon M Draper( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenaged boy's death in a hazing accident has lasting effects on his pregnant girlfriend and his guilt-ridden cousin, who gives up a promising music career to play football during his senior year in high school
Stella by starlight by Sharon M Draper( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stella lives in the segregated South -- in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it. Some stores she can go into. Some stores she can't. Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. To Stella, it sort of evens out, and heck, the Klan hasn't bothered them for years. But one late night, later than she should ever be up, much less wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they're never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination. As Stella's community -- her world -- is upended, she decides to fight fire with fire. And she learns that ashes don't necessarily signify an end
Darkness before dawn by Sharon M Draper( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recovering from the recent suicide of her ex-boyfriend, senior class president Keisha Montgomery finds herself attracted to a dangerous, older man
Romiette and Julio by Sharon M Draper( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romiette, an African-American girl, and Julio, a Hispanic boy, discover that they attend the same high school after falling in love on the Internet, but are harrassed by a gang whose members object to their interracial dating
Double Dutch by Sharon M Draper( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three eighth-grade friends, preparing for the International Double Dutch Championship jump rope competition in their home town of Cincinnati, Ohio, cope with Randy's missing father, Delia's inability to read, and Yo Yo's encounter with the class bullies
Fire from the rock by Sharon M Draper( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1957, Sylvia Patterson's life--that of a normal African American teenager--is disrupted by the impending integration of Little Rock's Central High when she is selected to be one of the first black students to attend the previously all white school. Includes author's note and related websites
Just another hero by Sharon M Draper( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Kofi, Arielle, Dana, November, and Jericho face personal challenges during their last year of high school, a misunderstood student brings a gun to class and demands to be taken seriously
Panic by Sharon M Draper( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As rehearsals begin for the ballet version of Peter Pan, the teenaged members of an Ohio dance troupe lose their focus when one of their own goes missing
Sassy : Little Sister is not my name by Sharon M Draper( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashion-savy Sassy does not like being the smallest student in her fourth-grade class, until a family emergency calls for a pint-sized hero
Sassy : the birthday storm by Sharon M Draper( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in Florida to celebrate her Grammy's birthday, nine-and-a-half-year-old Sassy worries that an approaching hurricane will ruin not only the party, but a nest of sea turtle eggs, as well. Includes facts about hurricanes and sea turtles
Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs : lost in the tunnel of time by Sharon M Draper( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a map Ziggy and his friends discover an old tunnel that was once used as a safe haven by escaped slaves. While checking out the tunnel, the trap door gets stuck and the boys are forced to use the old, dark, damp tunnels that just may be haunted
Sassy : the dazzle disaster dinner party by Sharon M Draper( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sassy Simone Sanford plans a fabulous dinner party for her fourth grade class, but it turns into a recipe for disaster when her dog eats the food, her friends make a mess, and the new girl in school is missing
Out of my mind by Sharon M Draper( Recording )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time
Sassy : the silver secret by Sharon M Draper( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because she has a terrible singing voice, fourth-grader Sassy must use a different talent to be part of her school's musical performance on the importance of saving our planet. Includes "Fifteen ways that you can help save our earth."
Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs : the buried bones mystery by Sharon M Draper( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the neighborhood basketball court is vandalized, Ziggy and his friends decide to form a club called the Black Dinosaurs and build their clubhouse in Ziggy's backyard
 
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Alternative Names
Draper, Sharon 1948-

Draper, Sharon M.

Draper, Sharon M. 1948-

Draper, Sharon Mills.

Draper, Sharon Mills 1948-

Sharon Draper Amerikaans schrijfster

Sharon Draper amerikansk författare

Sharon Draper amerikansk skribent

Sharon Draper auteure de littérature d'enfance américaine

Sharon Draper escritora de literatura infantil estadounidense

Sharon M. Draper US-amerikanische Pädagogin und Jugendbuchautorin

דריפר, שרון מילס, 1948-

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Copper sunForged by fireTears of a tigerThe battle of JerichoNovember bluesDarkness before dawnRomiette and JulioDouble Dutch