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By Courtney Kerrigan
Author Sharon Draper talks to seventh and eighth grade students at Barberton Middle School about the controversial issues in her novels. (Courtney Kerrigan/Ohio.com)
Author Sharon Draper and eighth grader Tamarion Jennings pick a song for Jennings to dance to while other seventh and eighth grade boys watch. (Courtney Kerrigan/Ohio.com)
Author Sharon Draper and eighth grade student Drew Murphy act out a scene from one of Draper's novels "Tears of a Tiger." (Courtney Kerrigan/Ohio.com)
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