News & Updates
- Michael Eric Dyson in NYT's By The Book
- 5 Worlds v. 4: Amber Anthem debuts at #14 on the NYT Bestseller List
- Emily Bernard wins the LA Times Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose
- Stephanie Jones-Rogers' They Were Her Property wins the LA Times History Prize
- Sharon Draper receives Massachusetts Reading Association 2020 Children's Literature Award
She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship among other awards. When she is not writing books, Ms. Tarpley can usually be found reading them. She has also taken up the cruel and unusual hobby of running marathons. Ms. Tarpley is the co-founder of Voonderbar! Media, a multicultural children’s book media company. She lives with her husband and the ghosts of two cats on the south side of Chicago.