American children’s writer and a professional educator, the 1997 National Teacher of the Year. She is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Forged by fire by sharon draper pdf for books about the African-American experience.
She may be known best for the Hazelwood and Jericho series and for her historical novel Copper Sun. Draper won the Margaret A.
Edwards Award from American Library Association in 2015. The annual award recognizes one writer and a particular body of work for “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature”. The Battle of Jericho, November Blues, and Copper Sun.