Copper Sun

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Simon and Schuster, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 314 pages
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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?

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User Review  - sweetbookworm95 - Borders

Copper Sun is a moving and inspiring novel. It's also telling the readers about history and making it interesting for them. The book is filled with adventures and it keeps you entertained. It's a definite page turner! Read full review

This book made me cry man.!

User Review  - BonitaChica3000 - Borders

This book is deep.! Like its a book like no other. When you start reading it it begans one way and takes a turn somewhere totally different. Trust me you WiLL be shocked. I was amazed at the storyline. It had me tearing up.! Great book. Read full review

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Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire. Her Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and has been a New York Times bestseller for well over three years. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at