Books by Sharon M. Draper

PANIC by Sharon M. Draper
Released: March 12, 2013

"By turns pulse-pounding and inspiring. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A troupe of high school dance students is rocked when one of their number disappears. Read full book review >
OUT OF MY MIND by Sharon M. Draper
FICTION
Released: March 9, 2010

Melody, diagnosed with cerebral palsy, cannot walk or talk. Read full book review >

JUST ANOTHER HERO by Sharon M. Draper
FICTION
Released: June 23, 2009

Draper presents the conclusion to the trilogy that began with The Battle of Jericho (2003) and November Blues (2007), both Coretta Scott King Honor books. Read full book review >

SASSY by Sharon M. Draper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

Nine-year-old Sassy, the youngest child in an active, warm family, wants to be taken seriously. Read full book review >

NOVEMBER BLUES by Sharon M. Draper
FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

Sixteen-year-old Josh Prescott dies jumping from a second-story window in a high-school hazing ritual and leaves behind a mess. Read full book review >

FIRE FROM THE ROCK by Sharon M. Draper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

Sylvia is completing her last year of middle school, and she's excited about going to the local high school with all her friends. Read full book review >

THE BATTLE OF JERICHO by Sharon M. Draper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2003

The Warriors of Distinction are Douglas High's elite group, a brotherhood separate from school, a service club with a secret initiation resulting in a slick jacket that is the ultimate status symbol for the guys. Read full book review >

DOUBLE DUTCH by Sharon M. Draper
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

Delia is an intelligent, creative, eighth-grade student with a secret: she cannot read. Read full book review >

DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN by Sharon M. Draper
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

A trip to the mall becomes therapy in this high-school soap opera, third in the Hazelwood High series by Draper (Romiette and Julio, 1999; Forged by Fire, 1997). Read full book review >

ROMIETTE AND JULIO by Sharon M. Draper
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

A tale of forbidden love with intentional references to Shakespeare's play, perhaps especially to its West Side Story incarnation, with a similar focus on issues of race and gangs. Read full book review >

FORGED BY FIRE by Sharon M. Draper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

An African-American boy grows into a decent man, a loving brother, and a steadfast son despite the cruelties of his childhood in this latest novel by Draper (Tears of a Tiger, 1994, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >