Sharon M. Draper
Sharon Draper on 'Stella by Starlight'
Videos related to this author
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. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I want to be Oprah. I'd be great as a talk show personality.
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. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Chicken. Many chickens have already given their lives for me. :-)