Sharon M. Draper
Sharon Draper on 'Stella by Starlight'
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I learned to dream through reading, learned to create dreams through writing, and learned to develop dreamers through teaching. I shall always be a dreamer. Come dream with me.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I'd love to dance with grace and style, to move as easily as I write.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. I'm still working on that. Every day is a new opportunity to reach another goal.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I'd like to sit down and have a conversation with women like Mary McLeod Bethune and Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman--women who fought for civil rights and women's rights. I like to thank their for their courage and leadership and let them know that they made a difference.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Actually, I use actually too much.