Sharon M Draper

Sharon M. Draper is an American author and educator, best known for her young adult fiction novels. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for her work and has been recognized for her contributions to literature for children and teens. Draper's books often tackle tough subjects like racism, disability, and abuse, and are praised for their emotional depth and realistic characters.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. Copper Sun

    The novel is a poignant tale of a young African girl's harrowing journey through the brutalities of slavery. After being captured from her village, she endures the middle passage and is sold into slavery in the American South. There, she forms a bond with another girl, and together they escape in search of freedom. The story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the enduring hope for a life beyond the chains of enslavement, set against the backdrop of historical events in the 18th century.

    The 6865th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Out Of My Mind

    "Out of My Mind" is a captivating and heart-wrenching story that follows the life of Melody, a brilliant and determined girl with cerebral palsy. Trapped in a body that does not cooperate with her brilliant mind, Melody struggles to communicate and is often overlooked by those around her. However, her life takes an unexpected turn when she gains access to a communication device that allows her to finally express herself. Through perseverance and the support of her family and friends, Melody embarks on a journey to prove that she is more than her disability and has the ability to achieve greatness.

    The 7858th Greatest Book of All Time