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. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My parents. And Barack Obama.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I'd like to be able to fly like a bird and swim like a fish, but I wouldn't want to BE either one of those.
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’s your best quality?
A. I believe in hope and possibility. I'm a powerfully positive person.