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 villag...more
This book follows the trials and tribulations of Amari, a fifteen year-old African maiden. After witnessing the slaughter of both the old and young in her African village, including her parents and her young brother, she is chained, by feet, hands, and neck, lined up, and herded miles on foot to the ocean b...more
have been a fan of Sharon M. Draper for some time. She is a master at writing realistic fiction. COPPER SUN is her first historical fiction and it is amazing -- as well as frighteningly authentic.
This book follows the trials and tribulations of Amari, a fifteen-year-old African maiden. After witnessing the slaughter of both the old and young in her African village, including her parents and her young brother, she is chained, by feet, hands, and ne...more
Amari stands stunned as her parents drop dead from gunfire. Her little brother urges her to run into the jungle for safety; they try, only for Amari to...more
The book follows Amari as slave traders destroy her home, she survives the trip over on the slave ship, and how she manages to survive as a slave in the US in the 1700s. It refers to her constant rape by white men, though it...more
I can connect to the world how there is racism and people separate themselves to races and act differently to ea...more
I can relate to Amari and making friends b...more
I'm glad I read this. I had been putting it of...more
When members of the Ashanti tribe bring visitors with pale skin the village prepares to celebrate. Anyone visiting is...more
Our PTA recently donated a whole bunch of books. Sharon M. Draper is one of my "gateway" authors, an author I can count on to interest my students in reading. This book was on my list of books to read and to buy for my class but I'd never read it. When I saw it on the stack of donated books, I snatched it up.
It is a book about slavery during Colonial times. It doesn't deal much with abolition or any of the other traditional slave themes. Instead, it begins with...more
The story is of Amari a 15 year old African. Ms. Draper gives only a short read, b...more
|Is it normal to have a small hatred for whites after reading this book?||2||14||Sep 13, 2012 06:19pm|
|Slavery||5||24||Oct 23, 2011 05:56pm|