Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Courtesy Little Shop of Stories in Decatur
"Tuesday, February 3rd @ 7 p.m.: Sharon Draper has been both an educator — for which she was honored as National Teacher of the Year — and an author. Her books have spent considerable time as New York Times bestsellers and have received numerous awards, including five Coretta Scott King Literary Awards. Her many great books include Tears of a Tiger, Copper Sun, Out of My Mind, and Panic. Her newest book is Stella by Starlight, set in 1930s North Carolina. The titular heroine must deal with the Klan’s local resurgence and its impact on her close-knit African American community. As in all her books, Sharon displays her terrific storytelling skills.
P.S. Sharon served as the chair of the 2014 National Book Award committee in the Young People's Literature category. Dave had the honor of working under Sharon on that panel and is thrilled to have her visit Little Shop for the first time."