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Transcript of Sharon Draper
popular books throughout her career
as a writer. A few of her best sellers
have been Copper Sun, Tear's of a Tiger,
and Romiette and Julio. Sharon Draper was born April 11, 1952 to her
parents Victor and Catherine Mill in Cleveland, Ohio Sharon Draper had many influences in her life.
A few of her influences were her parents, English
teachers, student's, and her love for literature.
Draper is also influenced by love, honesty, and
sincerity. Draper is a very accomplished fiction writer.
She was national teacher of the year which was given to her in 1995 by President Clinton. She was the Ohio State Teacher of the Year for the year 1997, New York Times best seller,Delta Kapa Gamma Honor Society for Women Educators. Works Cited Interesting facts about Draper Sharon Draper usually has yogurt and
walnuts for breakfast. If she could pick
any famous person to have lunch with she
would pick Denzel Washington. Ms. Draper
would hate being left in a room alone with
no books. Honesty, love, and sinerity inspire
her, and she hates it when people do not try
and just give up! Romiette and Julio is a classic
teenage love story. The story of
Romiette and Julio is a modern version
of Romeo and Juliet. In the story
Romiette has a terrible fear of water
and fire. She believe Julio can rescue
her from that fear and they fall in love. As Romiette and Julio begin to pursue
their relationship they realize that not everyone approves of the love that they share. The reason is because Romiette is African American and Julio is Hispanic. There is a local gang called the devildogs
who are totally opposed to interricial relationships. When the gang threatens to teach
the two a lesson the two love birds develop a plan
of escape. However, things do not go as planned and the two find themselves in a deadly situation that is much worse than Romiette has ever dreamed. The two have to make a
life changing decision that
could cause them to take both of their lives. Criticisms of Romiette and Julio "A first-rate novel about comtemporary teens"
- School Library Journal "Gripping romantic adventure sure
to keep [readers] turning the pages
until the end."
- VOYA "Draper has given readers a pair of
intriguing, unusal protaginist with
the sort of real thoughts and feelings
that will make this interracial story
- Booklist The book Romiette and Julio
was produced in April of 2001
which is also the time period
in which the book took place. Popular music during the year 2001 Follow me- Uncle Kracker
I'm Like a Bird - Nelli Furtado
More Than That- Backstreet Boys
Hanging by a Moment- Lifehouse
In the Heart of the City- Jay Z
Ride Wit Me- Nelly
There You'll Be- Faith Hill Popular Art Historical Moments from the
year 2001 Jan 13th - Earthquake measuring magnitude 7.6 strikes El Salvador, killing more than 840 people Apr 28th - Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist. Sept. 11 - Terrorist Attack on World Trade Centers killing around 2,272 people Oct. 7 - The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground. Oct 23rd - Apple releases the iPod. Gale, Thomas. "Sharon Draper Biography - Life, Family, Children, Parents, Story, Death, History, School, Young, Book." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Thompson Corporation, 25 Feb. 2005. Web. 16 May 2011. <http://www.notablebiographies.com/news/Ca-Ge/Draper-Sharon.html>. Moment, A. "Top 100 Hits of 2001/Top 100 Songs of 2001." Your Ely MN Online Music Store - Music Outfitters®. Music Outfitters, 23 Aug. 1998. Web. 23 May 2011. <http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/2001.htm>. "Historical Events for Year 2001." HistoryOrb.com - Articles, Birthdays & Today in History. 24 June 2000. Web. 23 May 2011. <http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2001>. What is color?
Laural Smith "Black Love Art" Maurice Boitel Summary "Romeo and Juliet" Daniel Gouwns "What difference does it make? Julio doesn't seem to mind what I wear or how I look. He said he likes me. I can't stop smiling!"
-Romiette Draper, Sharon M. Romiette and Julio. New York, NY: Simon Pulse, 2001. 128. Print.