Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Author. Poet. Memoirist.


Proud to have my essay “I”m A Dancer” included in THE TALK, an award winning new anthology edited by Wade and Cheryl Willis Hudson, published by Crown. Hardcover now available. Coming soon in paperback! “I’m A Dancer” is one of several memoir pieces I’ve written set in the segregated world in Washington, D.C. where I grew up and attended public schools. At a classroom costume party, where I’m the only “Negro” child, I feel invisible. The memory of this deeply felt interior experience is one of many indelible recollections that set me on a lifelong exploration of “race” and identity.

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Coming up, 25 Years in Print!

In 2023 SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL will have its



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Something Beautiful, “a shining testament” published 1998.




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The Granddaughter Necklace

I’m so excited that “The Granddaughter Necklace” has been selected by the National Council for the Social Studies and Children’s Book Council as a 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for young people.  I’ve been writing this book my whole life or at least it feels that way. Since early childhood, I’ve been collecting family stories. Some of these, about the women in my family, provided the inspiration for this new book. Published by Arthur A. Levine Books, with miraculous illustrations by Bagram Ibatoulline, my cherished family remembrances shine like jewels!

“Although the profiles are brief, they are rich, incorporating a range of life experiences and, quite wonderfully, the blending of different ethnicities within the family. Ibatoulline’s lovely, detailed illustrations have a warm glow…” School Library Journal

“Though classified as fiction, the book is clearly a personal journey, capturing individual moments that connect a family of women over the years, enlivened with images of grace, depth, and emotion.” Booklist

“Wyeth’s story…feeds a sense of connectivity and belonging through the generations.” Publishers Weekly

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Sharon has a new book, The River and Me. Learn more at American Girl about Evette and her passion for nature!