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 be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. At home. Seriously.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Grendel, of the Beowulf story. John Gardner gave him character and even nobility.
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 trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I smile often. I like people. I'm friendly.