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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thank You, Sharon Draper!

Here's a big DANKE to the very thoughtful and inspiring Sharon Draper for joining us at readergirlz this month!

We loved hearing stories from Sharon and learning more about the research and themes behind Copper Sun.

Some highlights:

Sharon's Post of Awesome about family.

How Sharon got the strength to write the scene when Amari is sold (details in the comments).

The why-evil-characters-appeal-to-us discussion, started by Sharon's insightful commentary.

We've so loved having you here this month. Thank you, Sharon!


Vivian Mahoney said...

Thank you so much for spending time with us, Sharon!

Melissa Walker said...

Yes, thank you, Sharon! I learned a ton!

Little Willow said...

Thank you for hanging out with us in February, Sharon! Be well.

JenFW said...

Thank, Sharon, for introducing me to some new thoughts and perspectives.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thank you, Sharon! It's been delightful getting to know you better.

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