Sharon M. Draper: Embracing Literacy

Sharon M. Draper: Embracing Literacy

by KaaVonia Hinton
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Sharon M. Draper: Embracing Literacy by KaaVonia Hinton

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. Most of her books have been featured on the American Library Association Best Books list, their Top Ten Quick Pick list, and IRA's Young Adult Choice list. In Sharon M. Draper: Embracing Literacy, author KaaVonia Hinton reveals how Draper became an exceptional teacher and writer, and how she uses her writing to urge young people to embrace literacy. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810866539
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/04/2008
Series: Studies in Young Adult Literature , #31
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 148
File size: 478 KB

About the Author

KaaVonia Hinton is assistant professor at Old Dominion University. She is the author of Angela Johnson: Poetic Prose (Scarecrow, 2006).

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Sharon M. Draper: Embracing Literacy 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sharon M. Draper is really funny. I can sit there all day and listen to her talk. She is very inspirational to me and all her books seem so real. I have only read a few so far but i am seeking to read all of her books. I encourage you to read this and all of her books. I would recommend her books to people 12+. I barely ever pick up a book but once i saw guys that dont ever read in my school with one of her books, I just had to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring. Who cares
mrs_monique09 More than 1 year ago
idk