Copper Sun - Sharon M. Draper

Copper Sun

By Sharon M. Draper

  • Release Date - Published: 2012-06-19
  • Book Genre: Culture, Places & People
  • Author: Sharon M. Draper
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 193 Ratings)

Copper Sun Sharon M. Draper read online review & book description:

A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)

In this “searing work of historical fiction” (Booklist), Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Sharon M. Draper tells the epic story of a young girl torn from her African village, sold into slavery, and stripped of everything she has ever known—except hope.

Amari's life was once perfect. Engaged to the handsomest man in her tribe, adored by her family, and fortunate enough to live in a beautiful village, it never occurred to her that it could all be taken away in an instant. But that was what happened when her village was invaded by slave traders. Her family was brutally murdered as she was dragged away to a slave ship and sent to be sold in the Carolinas. There she was bought by a plantation owner and given to his son as a "birthday present".

Now, survival is all Amari can dream about. As she struggles to hold on to her memories, she also begins to learn English and make friends with a white indentured servant named Molly. When an opportunity to escape presents itself, Amari and Molly seize it, fleeing South to the Spanish colony in Florida at Fort Mose. Along the way, their strength is tested like never before as they struggle against hunger, cold, wild animals, hurricanes, and people eager to turn them in for reward money. The hope of a new life is all that keeps them going, but Florida feels so far away and sometimes Amari wonders how far hopes and dreams can really take her.

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    By taylorb1989
    I read this book in my eight grade class and i all i have are positive things to say about this book. So many times i gasped or sometimes it put me in tears. This is a MUST read!!!
  • Very Good Book!

    By Chev Corbyn
    I believe it was a little advanced for teens in eighth grade. Very realistic but mature content. It expressed very deep emotion and I love the ending. It shows the reality of life and how things go in real life.
  • I love the journey

    By Who keeps taking" me"
    I love the journey that amari and Polly went through it’s a really good book there’s one part that’s a little umm drastic but it’s good to teach kids about slavery
  • Copper Sun

    By Dina Twin
    This book was amazing! It was sad but very mature and eye opening in regards to history.
  • Heart wrenching

    By OliviaPaige05
    The book has twist and turns that fill you with adrenaline, fill you with dread, and fill you with joy. I read and read, unable to put this down, Ms. Draper does an extraordinary job of making you feel you are right there through the first attack of the milk-skinned men, and through the sorrow of goodbyes and the release of freedom.
  • What?

    By Big Titty Jay (aka Boler)
    Not feelin the book. A lot of racism in it and very hard to follow, I’m not stupid either, I’ve written and revised my fair share of book. It’s just like why would you read this if people don’t like racism, just pointless at this point. Now that you’ve read all of this maybe you’ll understand that it was a waste of time and a joke b/c I have yet to read it. Follow me on ig @boler__ and snap jayboler11
  • Great story.

    By Stephanie Antonio
    It is a great story, made me cry, and I would recommend this book to anyone. This story is such an emotional ride, it’s awesome. I enjoyed everything about it, and would like a movie that tells the whole story exactly like it’s written.

    All I can say is amazing!
  • Inspiring

    By Cb@iley
    This book made me feel as if I was watching her journey right in front of me, like I was apart of it.
  • Must read !!

    By Kuuhgtgjbvhh
    I read this back in middle school 9 years ago and I still love it.

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