CCC to host award-winning author Sharon Draper March 19
CLARKSDALE – You’ve read her work, now here’s the opportunity to meet the woman behind the story! Award-winning author Sharon M. Draper will be on CCC’s campus at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 19 in the Pinnacle.

CCC to host award-winning author Sharon Draper March 19

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Tue Mar 17, 2015

CLARKSDALE – You’ve read her work, now here’s the opportunity to meet the woman behind the story!

Award-winning author Sharon M. Draper will be on CCC’s campus at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 19 in the Pinnacle. During this time, students will have the opportunity to interact with Draper and hear her discuss her work firsthand.

The event is part of the “Community Book Talks Lecture Series”, organized by Clarksdale’s Carnegie Library in collaboration with the Coahoma County Higher Education—a partnership between CCC and Delta State University.

Draper is the behind several popular novels, including “Tears of a Tiger”, a novel featured during CCC’s iRead Book Club last semester, and “Out of My Mind”.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and area high school students to personally hear from an author whose work has touched many of their lives,” said CCC’s History and Social Science Department Chair Barbara Boschert, also a member of the Carnegie Public Library's “Book Talks Lecture Series” advisory board.

Boschert said the visit has great timing as CCC’s iRead Book Club featured Draper’s novel “Tears of a Tiger” last semester, with more than 50 students coming out to discuss the book.

“Many students shared how the book made them reflect on their own lives and the lives of their friends,” she said. “I particularly remember one student who shared a touching story about a friend's suicide.” 

Draper will make a second appearance, open to the public, from 5-7 p.m. at the Clarksdale’s Carnegie Public Library, located at 114 Delta Ave.

For more information, call (662) 624-4461.