Sharon M. Draper Presentation by Maricor Chang LIS 722 Summer 2011NOTICE: This presentation contains copyrighted materials used underthe Multimedia Guidelines and Fair Use exemptions of U.S. copyrightlaw. Further use is prohibited.
Draper’s InfluencesHer parents encouraged andexpected her to do well in schoolDraper was an avid library patronAt Pepperdine University, she majoredin English and read widelySharon planned to be a teacher butdid not expect to be a writerHer students challenged andencouraged her to write
Draper’s Writing• Creates a YA accessible context to read and explore mature topics in a respectful manner• Develops realistic imperfect characters• Writes about topics that some teens face, such as child abuse, depression, suicide, teen pregnancy, and eating disorders.
Writing Process• Draper usually take a few months to write a novel’s first draft• She delves into research for a project• When she does write, she has to devote at least a week non-stop to writing
Hazelwood High Trilogy Tears of a Tiger Forged by Fire Darkness before Dawn•1995 Coretta Scott King •1998 Coretta Scott King •ALA BEST Book AwardAward Award •ALA Top Ten Quick•ALA Best Book for Young •1998--ALA BEST Book PickAdults for 1995 Award •Childrens Choice•Best Book 1995 --Childrens •1998--Parents Choice Award-- InternationalBook Council Award Reading Association•Best Books for the Teen •1998--ALA Quik Piks •IRA Young AdultAge--1995 --New York City Award Choice--2003Library •Best Books for the Teen•Best Book--1995 National Age--1998--New York CityCouncil for Social Studies Library•Best of the Best by VOYAand ALA
The Jericho TrilogyThe Battle of Jericho November Blues Just Another Hero•2004 Coretta Scott King •2008 Coretta Scott King •Released in 2009Honor Book Literature award •Conclusion to the•New York Public Librarys •2008 New York Public winning trilogyBook for the Teen Age Library Best Books for the•2005 Young Adult Teen Age.Choice Books -- •2008 Young Adult ChoiceInternational Reading Books --InternationalAssociation Reading Association
Historical Fiction Copper Sun•Coretta Scott King Literature award Fire From the Rock•Top Ten Historical Fiction Books for Youth by Booklist •Notable Social Studies•Nominated for the 2007 NAACP Image Award for Trade Book for YoungLiterature People for 2008 by the•IRA Notable Book for a Global Society NCSS-CBC Notable Social•Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal Studies•Listed on the New York Times Bestseller List •Committee 2008 New•Chosen by the National Underground Railroad York Public Library BestFreedom center as a major museum exhibit Books for the Teen Age•Chosen by the International Reading Association,the United States State Department, and ReadingAcross Continents as the novel to be read bystudents from the US and Africa.
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