logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
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... show more

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.
show less
Sharon M. Draper's Books
Recently added on shelves
Sharon M. Draper's readers
Share this Author
Community Reviews
Olivia Kadylak
Olivia Kadylak rated it 3 years ago
Melody isn't able to move her limbs or even speak. All of her thoughts are stuck inside of her head and she needs to prove to everyone that she is just as smart as them. However, doing this won't be easy.
Defying Gravity with Books
Defying Gravity with Books rated it 6 years ago
This is a good story! The only thing that I might have disliked about this book was the ending. The characters were easy to relate to and the book had some comedic elements. I would highly recommend this book!
The Nrrdling (Aryn)
The Nrrdling (Aryn) rated it 6 years ago
Melody has cerebral palsy. Melody cannot walk or talk. She has been relegated to the special needs classrooms with a endlessly revolving door of nightmarishly boorish teachers. A doctor told her mother that she was severely retarded. Seriously. What doctor uses that sort of language? But her m...
the dilemma of reading
the dilemma of reading rated it 6 years ago
From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes Out of My Mind, the story of a brilliant girl who cannot speak or write. “If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it” (Denver Post). Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or tal...
A Throne of Books
A Throne of Books rated it 6 years ago
5/5 starsThat's what I remember--and that's what I'll never be able to forget.As a freshman in high school I was really depressed. I found this book in my English teacher’s room and asked to borrow it, thinking it sounded interesting. What I got was more than that. I got an experience I took with me...
see community reviews
Need help?