Sharon Dennis Wyeth has written picture books, historical fiction, and young adult contemporary novels. Her Children’s Book Council Notable Books include The Granddaughter Necklace, a book based on family oral tradition; Something Beautiful, about a child’s search for beauty; and Freedom’s Wings, part one of Corey’s Underground Railroad Diaries. Other honors include Parents’ Magazine Best Book, Reading Rainbow Book, New York Public Library One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, LAMBDA Literary Award Finalist and the National Council of Negro Women Education Award.
Educated in public schools in Washington, D.C. Sharon Dennis Wyeth presents herself as an example of empowerment gained through literacy. A seasoned and entertaining presenter on the writing process, diversity and the presentation of truth through fiction, the themes in Ms. Wyeth’s work reflect her deeply held interests: family, identity, poverty, racial harmony, African American history, literacy and the transformative power of beauty.
She has a B.A. from Harvard University, M.F.A. from Hunter College and is a graduate of the Cave Canem fellowship of African American poets. Ms. Wyeth has taught Creative Writing at Hollins and Fordham Universities and Public Speaking at the New School. She’s presented at hundreds of schools and libraries and has been a keynote speaker at conferences. At home with any audience, the author lives in Montclair, N.J. Visit www.sharondenniswyeth.com.