Sharon Mills Draper is an American children's writer and a professional educator. She is known best for the Hazelwood and Jericho series and her historical novel, Copper Sun. Other books include double Dutch, Out of my mind, and Romiette and Julio.
Copper Sun was named as one of the top ten historical fiction books for youth by Booklist. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University. She was born in August 1948. She was celebrated as the 1997 teacher of the year. She has remained on the New York Times bestseller list for more than two years. She has been valued for her contribution to writing for teens.