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Sharon M. Draper talks about “Reading Across Continents” and explains why hope and redemption describe her latest book.
Sharon M. Draper is an award-winning author, poet, educator and speaker. She was honored as the National Teacher of the Year and received the Excellence in Education Award. As a popular conference speaker, she addresses educational and literary groups both nationally and internationally. She is a five-time winner of the American Library Association/Coretta Scott King literary awards for “Tears of a Tiger” (1994), “Forged by Fire” (1998), “November Blues” (2007), “The Battle of Jericho” (2004) and “Copper Sun” (2006; 2008 paperback). Draper will appear in the Teens & Children’s pavilion.
About the 2008 National Book Festival
The 2008 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by First Lady Laura Bush was held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.