Darkness Before Dawn

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About The Book

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 finds comfort in the attentions of the new track coach, twenty-three-year-old Jonathan Hathaway, the principal’s son. How can Keisha not be swept off her feet by a tall, dark, handsome “lemon drop wrapped in licorice” who treats her like a woman, not a girl?

But suddenly this intoxicating relationship takes a frightening turn, and Keisha is once again plunged into the darkness she’s fought so hard to escape. Will Keisha ever be able to find her way back into the light?

About The Author

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Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire, and was most recently awarded the Charlotte Huck Award for Stella by Starlight. Her novel Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and was a New York Times bestseller for over three years. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at SharonDraper.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 5, 2011)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439115121
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99
  • Lexile ® 670L

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Awards and Honors

  • ILA/CBC Children's Choices
  • ALA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • Buckeye Teen Book Award Winner (OH)
  • ALA Margaret A. Edwards Award

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