Sharon M. Draper
Sharon Draper on 'Stella by Starlight'
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I learned to dream through reading, learned to create dreams through writing, and learned to develop dreamers through teaching. I shall always be a dreamer. Come dream with me.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My parents. And Barack Obama.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I'm not sure if identify is the right word, but I have a great deal of respect for Zora Neale Hurston whose writing is brilliant and whose path was difficult.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I'd love to dance with grace and style, to move as easily as I write.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. At home. Seriously.