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Sharon M. Draper : Embracing Literacy.

Author: Kaavonia Hinton
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, 2008.
Series: Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature, 31.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Known for her commitment to excellence in education, Sharon Draper was named National Teacher of the Year in 1997. In 1994 her first novel, Tears of a Tiger, was published, and since then she has written more than fifteen books for middle and high school readers. Tears of a Tiger received the John Steptoe Award for New Talent, and her novels Forged by Fire and Copper Sun have both won the Coretta Scott King Award.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kaavonia Hinton
ISBN: 9780810866539 0810866536 1282520962 9781282520967
OCLC Number: 536005721
Description: 1 online resource (148 pages).
Contents: Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature; Sharon M. Draper; Contents; Preface; Chronology; Chapter One: The Dare and Other Inspirations; Chapter Two: Master Teacher; Chapter Three: The Hazelwood High Trilogy; Chapter Four: The Battle of Jericho and November Blues; Chapter Five: Dreams, Rainbows, and Golden Possibilities; Chapter Six: What Is Africa to Me? Copper Sun; Chapter Seven: The Best Is Yet to Come; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Series Title: Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature, 31.

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Sharon Draper published her first novel in 1994, and since then she has published over 15 books for middle and high school readers. Draper has made a lasting contribution to the field of young adult  Read more...

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