Book Beat and the Southfield Public Library are pleased to welcome New York Times Bestselling author and five-time Coretta Scott King Award Winner Sharon Draper to the Southfield Public Library (26300 Evergreen Rd., Southfield) on Monday, November 4, from 6:30-8:00pm to speak and sign copies of her numerous best-selling titles, as well as to promote her latest release, Panic. This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions or would like to reserve any copies of the books, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190.
“I love to write; words flow easily from my fingertips, and my heart beats rapidly with excitement as an idea becomes a reality on the paper in front of me. I’m a learner and a seeker of knowledge, and I try to take my readers along on my journey. I am truly passionate about what I do.” – Sharon Draper
Sharon Draper is the author of many best-selling young adult and children’s books, including: Out of My Mind, Copper Sun, The Jericho Trilogy, Tears of A Tiger, Forged by Fire, We Beat the Street, The Sassy Series, Clubhouse Mysteries Series, and her latest release, Panic.
Panic is an edgy novel, full of urgency and passion. Fifteen-year-old Diamond, trying to show her mother she knows how to make an “adult” decision, makes a tragic mistake instead. She disappears from a local mall, and no one can find her. Using music, dance, and even bits of Peter Pan decorating the edges, Draper weaves a powerful story of two dangerous and desperate relationships. As Diamond’s friends and family work out their own personal issues and helplessness, the story builds to a powerful conclusion.
Dr. Sharon M. Draper is a professional educator as well as an accomplished writer. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Awards, and is a New York Times bestselling author. She was selected as Ohio’s Outstanding High School Language Arts Educator, Ohio Teacher of the Year, and was chosen as a NCNW Excellence in Teaching Award winner. She has been honored at the White House six times, and was chosen as one of only four authors in the country to speak at the National Book Festival Gala in Washington, D.C, and to represent the United States in Moscow at their Book Festival.
Southfield Battle Books Alert!
The battle books will be announced on Monday, November 4, and will be available for purchase at Book Beat. We are also bringing them with us to the Sharon M. Draper event at the Southfield Library on Monday, November 4, if you would like to pick them up