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  • Bibliography:
    28 Books (4 Series)
  • First Book:
    October 1994
  • Latest Book:
    October 2024
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Full Series List in Order

Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs / Clubhouse Mysteries

1 - The Buried Bones Mystery (Jan-2006)
2 - Lost in the Tunnel of Time (Jan-2006)
3 - Shadows of Caesar's Creek (May-2006)
4 - The Space Mission Adventure (Sep-2006)
5 - The Backyard Animal Show (Oct-2006)
6 - Stars and Sparks Onstage (Jan-2007)

Hazelwood High

1 - Tears of a Tiger (Oct-1994)
2 - Forged by Fire (Jan-1997)
3 - Darkness Before Dawn (Jul-2002)


1 - The Battle of Jericho ()
2 - November Blues (Sep-2007)
3 - Just Another Hero (Jul-2009)


1 - Little Sister Is Not My Name! (Mar-2009)
2 - The Birthday Storm (Aug-2010)
3 - The Silver Secret (May-2010)
4 - The Dazzle Disaster Dinner Party (Oct-2010)

Book List in Order: 28 titles

  • Andy tackles his guilt and grief in the first book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.Tigers don’t cry -- or do they? After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger in a car accident, Andy, the driver, b...

  • The flame of love burns bright in the second book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy strikes. His substance-addicted mother i...

  • Star Crossed Lovers When Romiette Cappelle meets Julio Montague, she feels as though she has met the soul mate who can rescue her from her recurring nightmare about fire and water. But like the Shakespearean characters whose names echo theirs, Romie...

  • A young girl who loves Double Dutch is caught in the crossfire of the secrets she, her best friend, and the school bullies are keeping in this emotional middle grade novel.Delia loves Double Dutch more than just about anything, and she’s really goo...

  • Hope shines in the face of fear in this conclusion to Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.In her senior year, things are finally looking a little brighter for Keisha. Still haunted by the suicide of her ex-boyfriend, Andy, she f...

  • Ziggy and his friends Rico, Rashawn, and Jerome call themselves The Black Dinosaurs, and share exciting adventures. In The Buried Bones Mystery, the boys build a clubhouse in Ziggy's backyard, where they uncover a box of bones while digging to bury t...

  • In Lost in the Tunnel of Time, the boys discover their hometown was a stop on the Underground Railroad and are excited to explore the part of the tunnel that is right under their school. When a trapdoor slams behind them, locking them in the tunnel, ...

  • In the third of the Clubhouse Mysteries series, Ziggy and his friends are excited about their overnight camping trip to Caesar's Creek State Park. The park is named after a Shawnee chief and their camp counselor is a descendant of Caesar! She fills t...

  • Ziggy and his friends blast off to space camp in this freshly repackaged chapter book from bestselling author Sharon Draper! Ziggy and his friends are excited to be going to Space Camp, where they'll get to learn about weightlessness and how astro...

  • After witnessing a tragic accident in which a doe is killed, the boys in the Clubhouse Mysteries gang are able to rescue her orphaned fawn. But they realize that nearby construction means the destruction of the local animals’ homes, so Ziggy, Rasha...

  • The Clubhouse kids compete for a big prize -- and make some creative moves -- in this repackaged and talent-filled tale from bestselling author Sharon Draper. Ziggy, Jerome, Rashawn, and Rico are sure they’re going to win the upcoming school ta...

  • Sylvia Patterson is shocked and confused when she is asked to be one of the first black students to attend Central High School, which is scheduled to be integrated in September 1957, whether the citizens or governor of Arkansas like it or not. Before...

  • Two teens ... One shared grief. JERICHO Josh Prescott's death in a freak hazing accident left his cousin Jericho consumed with guilt, unable to enjoy the things that gave him pleasure when Josh was alive, even playing his beloved trumpet. Jericho tu...

  • Stolen from her village, sold to the highest bidder, fifteen-year-old Amari has only one thing left of her own -- hope. Amari's life was once perfect. Engaged to the handsomest man in her tribe, adored by her family, and living in a beautiful vill...

  • It's not easy being nine, especially when you're Sassy Simone Sanford. Especially when you were named for sticking out your tongue on the day you were born. Especially when everyone in the family calls you Little Sister. And if that's not bad enough,...

  • Suppose someone showed up in YOUR classroom carrying an AK-47. You have a split second: To think. To act. To be a hero. But what is a hero? That question becomes all too real for Arielle, November, Jericho, and their friends. They'v...

  • Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording. Always. And thereAs no delete button. SheAs the smartest kid in her whole schoolAbut no one knows it. Most peopleAher teachers and doctors inc...

  • Sassy's school is doing a musical performance that is going to be televised, and Sassy wants to sing with the choir. However, it's no secret that Sassy can't sing. But she has also been hiding a big secret . . . for the past year she has been taking ...

  • The time is summer vacation. Sassy and her family head to Florida by airplane to visit Grammy. It's Grammy's birthday and a huge celebration is planned at her beach house. Weather reports have indicated that a possible hurricane is swirling in the...

  • Sassy wants to cook a fancy meal and it turns out to be a disaster. The recipe goes wrong. The cooking is a mess. And -- the dog eats the cake. Thank goodness for friends and for all of the wonderful items Sassy stashes in her sack. Who knew stuff ...

  • This gripping and chillingly realistic novel from New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper shows that all it takes is one bad decision for everything to change. Diamond knows not to get into a car with a stranger. But what if the stranger ...

  • When the Ku Klux Klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression-era tour de force from Sharon Draper, the New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind. Stella lives ...

  • Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this thoughtful story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper. Eleven-year-old Isab...

  • A New York Times bestseller! Melody faces her fears to follow her passion in this stunning sequel to the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling middle grade novel Out of My Mind.Melody, the huge-hearted heroine of Out of My Mind, is a year older, and ...

  • Melody flies to London to speak at a convention about differently abled kids in this stunning sequel to the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling middle grade novels Out of My Mind and Out of My Heart.When Melody saves an elderly back-in-the-day actr...

  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sharon M. Draper comes a debut picture book about a timid little ballerina who learns that the show must go on—and will—with a little help from her friends.Bella loves ballet class and listens har...

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    Sixteen-year-old Jericho is awaiting initiation to the Warriors of Distinction, the oldest and most exclusive club in school -- but how high a price will he have to pay to belong? Find out in this first novel in Sharon M. Draper’s Jericho Trilogy.W...

Award-Winning Books by Sharon M. Draper

Copper Sun
2007 Coretta Scott King Award -- Author
2007 Heartland Award -- Young Adult
Darkness Before Dawn
2005 Buckeye Children's Book Award -- Grades 6-8
Forged by Fire
1998 Coretta Scott King Award -- Author
November Blues
2008 Delaware Diamonds Award -- High School
Out of My Mind
2011 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Grades 6-9
2011 Buckeye Children's Book Award -- Grades 6-8
2011 Children's Book Committee Award -- Fiction
2012 Beehive Award -- Fiction
2012 Land of Enchantment Book Award -- Young Adult
2012 Mark Twain Readers Award -- Grades 4-6
2012 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 3-5
2012 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 6-8
2012 Virginia Readers Choice Award -- Middle School
2012 Volunteer State Book Award -- Intermediate
2013 California Young Reader Medal -- Middle School
2013 Flicker Tale Children's Book Award -- Juvenile
2013 Massachusetts Children's Book Award -- Children's Book
2013 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Young Readers
2013 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 6-8
2013 Sasquatch Award -- Children/Young Adult
2013 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Middle Grades
2014 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award -- Grades 6-8
2014 Nutmeg Book Award -- Intermediate
Stella by Starlight
2016 Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children -- Children's Fiction
Tears of a Tiger
1995 Coretta Scott King Award -- New Talent/Author
1997 Virginia Readers Choice Award -- High School
1998 Volunteer State Book Award -- Young Adult

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Sharon M. Draper has published 28 books.

The next book by Sharon M. Draper, Bella Ballerina, will be published in October 2024.

The first book by Sharon M. Draper, Tears of a Tiger, was published in October 1994.

Yes. Sharon M. Draper has 4 series.