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Sharon M. Draper : embracing literacy / KaaVonia Hinton.

Author/Creator:
Hinton, KaaVonia, 1973-
Publication:
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©2009.
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 131 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
Scarecrow studies in young adult literature ; 31.
Scarecrow studies in young adult literature ; 31
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Subjects:
Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills).
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
African American women authors -- Biography.
Teachers -- United States -- Biography.
Young adult fiction -- Authorship.
Children's stories -- Authorship.
African American women authors.
Authors, American.
Teachers.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Biographies.
Biographies.
Summary:
"In this book, author KaaVonia Hinton reveals how Sharon Draper became an exceptional teacher and writer, and how she uses her writing to urge young people to read. Hinton also explores how Draper has made a lasting contribution to the field of young adult literature. This book-length study examines both her life and work and will benefit all students, teachers, and scholars in the field of young adult literature."--Jacket.
Contents:
The dare and other inspirations
Master teacher
The Hazelwood High trilogy
The Battle of Jericho and November blues
Dreams, rainbows, and golden possibilities
What is Africa to me? Copper sun
The best is yet to come.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-126) and index.
Coretta Scott King Book Awards - Author, Honor, 2008
ISBN:
9780810859852
0810859858
9780810866539
0810866536
OCLC:
245020997