Sharon M. Draper
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Sharon M. Draper

Sharon Draper is a two-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author, most recently for Copper Sun, and previously for Forged by Fire. She's also the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Author Award for New Talent for Tears of a Tiger and the Coretta Scott King Author Honor for The Battle of Jericho and November Blues. Her other books include Romiette and Julio, Darkness Before Dawn, and Double Dutch. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years. She's a popular conference speaker, addressing educational and literary groups both nationally and internationally.

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    • Out of My Mind

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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    Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced....

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    • By KiNg35 on 11-17-16

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    • Blended

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: Sharon M. Draper
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
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    Eleven-year-old Isabella’s parents are divorced, so she has to switch lives every week....

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    • By Denise A. Quinn on 03-10-19

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    • Copper Sun

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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    Fifteen-year-old Amari witnesses the murder of her family and the destruction of her remote African village. She endures countless humiliations as she is beaten, branded, and forced into slavery....

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    • A great story for all to read

    • By M. LaCue on 09-11-12

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    • Stella by Starlight

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
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    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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    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....

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    • Perfect marriage of voice and text

    • By Anne Macdonell on 03-01-15

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    • Tears of a Tiger

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Cornell Womack, Kevin R. Free, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
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    The night that changes everything in Andy's life begins as a great time. His basketball team wins a big game, and he and his best friend have some cold brews stashed in the car....

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    • By Destiny Riojas on 01-05-19

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    • Forged by Fire

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: Thomas Penny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
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    Gerald is only three years old when his mama leaves him alone in the house while she visits her drug dealer....

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    • Forged By Fire

    • By dctoo on 04-29-11

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    • November Blues

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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    November Nelson lost her boyfriend Josh when a high school hazing incident went horribly wrong. She thinks life can't get worse - then she learns she is carrying Josh's child....

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    • Double Dutch

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: Patricia Floyd
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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    For eighth-grader Delia Douglas, competing in the World Double Dutch Championships with her best friends is a dream that has come true through hours of hard practice....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well-intentioned but irritating

    • By Jennifer on 01-06-15

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    • The Battle of Jericho

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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    At Douglass High School, the Warriors of Distinction throw the best parties, go out with the hottest girls, and breeze through their classes without even trying....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye Opening and Tear jerking

    • By alashia on 08-13-12

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    • Romiette and Julio

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon M. Draper updates Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet in this romantic tale of star-crossed lovers out to control their own destiny....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Lynn on 10-29-10

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