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Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper
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Jul 29, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction, own, ya, multicultural, highly-recommended

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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Reading Progress

July 29, 2009 – Shelved
July 29, 2009 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
July 29, 2009 – Shelved as: own
July 29, 2009 – Shelved as: ya
January 19, 2010 – Shelved as: multicultural
February 18, 2010 – Started Reading
February 20, 2010 –
page 93
February 21, 2010 –
page 235
77.81% "history without beating me over the head."
February 21, 2010 –
page 306
February 21, 2010 – Finished Reading
February 23, 2010 – Shelved as: highly-recommended

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