Copper Sun

Copper Sun

eBook - 2012
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Stolen from her village, sold to the highest bidder, fifteen-year-old Amari has only one thing left of her own -- hope. Amari's life was once perfect. Engaged to the handsomest man in her tribe, adored by her family, and living in a beautiful village, she could not have imagined everything could be taken away from her in an instant. But when slave traders invade her village and brutally murder her entire family, Amari finds herself dragged away to a slave ship headed to the Carolinas, where she is bought by a plantation owner and given to his son as a birthday present. Survival seems all that Amari can hope for. But then an act of unimaginable cruelty provides her with an opportunity to escape, and with an indentured servant named Polly she flees to Fort Mose, Florida, in search of sanctuary at the Spanish colony. Can the illusive dream of freedom sustain Amari and Polly on their arduous journey, fraught with hardship and danger?
Publisher: [S.l.] : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012.
ISBN: 9781439115114
1439115117
Characteristics: 1 online resource (336 p.)
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Summary: Stolen from her village, sold to the highest bidder, fifteen-year-old Amari has only one thing left of her own -- hope. Amari's life was once perfect. Engaged to the handsomest man in her tribe, adored by her family, and living in a beautiful village, she could not have imagined everything could be taken away from her in an instant. But when slave traders invade her village and brutally murder her entire family, Amari finds herself dragged away to a slave ship headed to the Carolinas, where she is bought by a plantation owner and given to his son as a birthday present. Survival seems all that Amari can hope for. But then an act of unimaginable cruelty provides her with an opportunity to escape, and with an indentured servant named Polly she flees to Fort Mose, Florida, in search of sanctuary at the Spanish colony. Can the illusive dream of freedom sustain Amari and Polly on their arduous journey, fraught with hardship and danger?

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Tone_EE
Apr 13, 2016

I read this book last year ,it was so touching and shows so much high-emotion.The characters are so realistic. This a book would love those all around the world to read because they are missing out on a piece of reality

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larsonc04
Mar 29, 2015

Excellent book. Easy read. Good character development. Quite similar to Book of Negros, which i thought to be an excellent book. Sad and heartbreaking, and yet full of hope. Speaks to the human spirit. Highly recommended.

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lindore123
Jan 18, 2015

This is such an amazing book. It'll make you laugh and cry as you experience the struggles of the main characters. It teaches you a lot about the powerful lesson of slavery. Highly recommend this book.

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library1user2name3
Jul 06, 2013

very good easy read. finished in one day. highly recomend this story!

KimberlyG_96 May 29, 2013

This book was so fantastic! I loved it so much and i recommend it.

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StaceyLB
Jan 24, 2013

This was a really great read! I read it in three days (due to other responsibilities)! When I was reading I did not want to put the book down. Parents, you should definitely allow your children to read this book. It shows that it was way more to a slave's life than just what was on the surface. The book is written in a manner that students would not have much difficulty reading and understanding the literature. Students learning about slavery should read this book in order to receive more knowledge on the matter in order to understand the different points of views and how certain instances played out.

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indigo_elephant_55
Sep 21, 2012

This novel is really amazing. At first you think that slaves' lives were bad, but after you finish this book, you realize there was more to their life. The women were forced to serve their masters in the day, and raped by them at night. The men live in horrible conditions when traveling to another place.

The protagonist in this story changes in such a way, you can't help but feel happy for her. She goes from carefree to determined to give her and her to-be-born child a free life.

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friendofbob
Aug 21, 2012

So hard to not feel so many emotions rush through you. I loved it. Wonderfully told.

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virgogirl73
Jul 10, 2012

This was a great book. Of course a hard to read at times, but greatly told. Sharon Draper did a good job in keeping the reader interested at all times, couldn't put the book down.

B3autifullLanny Jul 05, 2012

One of my favorite books. It actually made me shed tears. It was the first book id ever read about slavery that was so deep and intense. I even sent the author an email regarding it and she replied back! * i got to meet her :D* i plan to re-read it soon

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blue_elephant_866
Nov 05, 2017

“ ‘Babies don’t know nothin’ ’bout no slavery. They just knows ’bout love,’ Inez said gently” (Draper, pg. 298).

blue_dog_6692 Aug 09, 2014

awesome book

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StaceyLB
Jan 24, 2013

"They are here to capture the strongest, healthiest villagers and to murder the rest. They are slave traders."

chrisgotstacks Jul 29, 2012

copper sunn is great i love it

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Maroon_Cobra_3
Jun 13, 2012

"I feel like a broken drum-hollow, crushed, unable to make a sound".

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StaceyLB
Jan 24, 2013

A fifteen year old African girl was captured from her village and taken to Carolina where she was a s;ave. There she met an indentured servant, a Caucasian girl, who she worked alongside. Many different things took place, causing the two girls to escape and find their way to freedom with an extra passenger.

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