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 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.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I'm not sure if identify is the right word, but I have a great deal of respect for Zora Neale Hurston whose writing is brilliant and whose path was difficult.
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.