Author Study: Sharon Draper
These websites are about author Sharon M. Draper and her novels. There are interviews, biographical information, book reviews, discussion questions, and extension activities. Included is an eThemes resource on the 2004 Coretta Scott King Awards.
This is Sharon Draper's official website. Explore this site to find information about the author, her novels, and many teaching resources.
Fire From the Rock
This page has videos of Sharon Draper talking about and reading from her book "Fire From the Rock."
Library of Congress Webcasts
Here is a webcast of the author's presentation at the 2008 National Book Festival.
Sharon Draper Extension Activities
Here are three extension activities that can be used with the novel "Romiette and Julio."
Forged by Fire
This page contains discussion questions for the novel "Forged by Fire," by section. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This page contains activity suggestions and tips for introducing students to journaling.
Simon & Schuster: The Battle of Jericho
Here is a synopsis of the novel "The Battle of Jericho," discussion topics, and activity ideas. NOTE: This is a commercial site that offers the book for sale and contains ads.
Simon & Schuster: Copper Sun
This page contains a synopsis of the novel "Copper Sun," discussion topics, and activity ideas. NOTE: This is a commercial site that offers the book for sale and contains ads.
Here is a review of the novel "Double Dutch," along with discussion questions, and activity ideas.
eThemes Resource: Literature Awards: Coretta Scott King Award 2004
Learn about the Coretta Scott King Awards, which recognize outstanding African American authors and illustrators of children's literature. Includes biographies about the people who won the awards for 2004, plus information about the books.