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Sharon Draper Sharon Draper
1997 National Teacher of the Year

Sharon Draper's books include the Hazelwood High Trilogy: Tears of a Tiger (winner of the first Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent), Forged by Fire (winner of the 1998 Coretta Scott King Award), and Darkness Before Dawn, as well as Romiette and Julio.

A former high school English teacher and the 1997 National Teacher of the Year, Ms. Draper currently travels around the country speaking at educational conferences. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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