” A good book ought to bring out lots of different responses from those that read it – none of them pre-planned, and all of them very personal. Whatever they take away from the reading of the book is valuable. “


” With the ‘Hazelwood High’ trilogy, I wasn’t sure I was writing a trilogy. I would just write one book, then another, and then another, because the young adults who wrote me told me that they wanted to read more. “


” Girls read a boy book, but boys don’t necessarily want to read a girl book. “


” I do research for every single book, regardless. For ‘Double Dutch,’ I learned to jump and learned the scoring system. For ‘November Blues,’ I interviewed pregnant teens. I like to get up close and personal with the kids involved in the situations I write about. “



All 4 Sharon Draper Quotes about Book in picture


A good book ought to bring out lots of different responses from those that read it - none of them pre-planned, and all of them very personal. Whatever they take away from the reading of the book is valuable.
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Girls read a boy book, but boys don
I do research for every single book, regardless. For
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