Our Mission Statement

Melody Around The World is a global learning project that introduces Melody to the world for the purpose of encouraging compassion for others, raising awareness for people with disabilities, and promoting global learning. Communication between participants will be facilitated through the Melody Around The World blog at MelodyAroundTheWorld.com.

January 15, 2014

Letter From Sharon M. Draper

Dear Students of White Rock Elementary,

I am SO excited to be a part of your project as we send Melody around the world! It's going to be awesome to see where she goes and how far she reaches. Your class is absolutely brilliant to plan this project, and I am very, very proud to be working with you.

I am so glad that the book touched you and made you smile as well as think. I believe the book is blessed, and I am thankful I'm able to share it with the world. Let's see what happens next!

                                                                                       Sharon M. Draper


  1. Dear Sharon,
    I Co-teach in this classroom two times per day. I have to say that in the 32 years that I have taught, I have never experienced a class so excited about their global studies and adventures. Thank you for helping us all learn!!
    Mrs. Hinkle

  2. Dear Mrs.Draper I am exited to actialy have a famous author a part of are project but if it weren't for you this would not have been possible so i think you more than you can imagine Mrs. Sharen M.Draper

    ~Haley Mrs Hampson`s class.

  3. Hello Everyone
    Melody has been with us since the end of last week and we are going to be sending her on her way very shortly. She has been placed in our class in New Zealand with our class (Room One) and also one of our students. Alyssa. Alyssa is a very special student in our class because she is in a power chair due to her physical challenges. She has her own blog which is located here: http://alyssamauroa.blogspot.co.nz/2014/02/thank-you.html if you watch that video you can see Alyssa (and her family featured). We will send Melody on her way very shortly.
    Mr Webb and Room One, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki, New Zealand.