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Sharon M. Draper lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years. She has been active in the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is board-certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and was named National Teacher of the Year in 1997. Her books include Tears of a Tiger, Forged by Fire (winner of the 1998 Coretta Scott King award), Romiette and Julio, and most recently, Darkness Before Dawn.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Rope skipping Fiction, Contests Fiction, Dyslexia Fiction, Friendship Fiction, Schools Fiction, African Americans Fiction, Cincinnati (Ohio) Fiction