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Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper
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Feb 23, 10

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction, own, ya, multicultural, highly-recommended
Read from February 18 to 21, 2010

Slavery is an incredibly important part of US History, and something all students should study, as the study of slavery leads to the foundation of studying race relations in the US, how we got to where we are now. Obviously it's not perfect, and we've still got a ways to go. Copper Sun by Sharon Draper deals with pre-Revolutionary era slavery. It opens with one of the main characters, Amari, in Africa, just before her village is sold out by another African tribe. What ensues is a heartbreaking, although, ultimately, uplifting story of overcoming the bad shit life hands to you, friendship, and freedom.

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02/20/2010 page 93
30.79%
02/21/2010 page 235
77.81% "history without beating me over the head."
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