HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Copper Sun by Sharon Mills Draper
Loading...

Copper Sun (edition 2008)

by Sharon Mills Draper

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
7636812,153 (4.26)38
Member:Nymeth
Title:Copper Sun
Authors:Sharon Mills Draper
Info:Simon Pulse (2008), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 336 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:Children's and YA, Historical Fiction

Work details

Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 38 mentions

English (68)  German (1)  All languages (69)
Showing 1-5 of 68 (next | show all)
When Amari is stolen from her village in Africa and shipped to North Carolina in 1738, her life is turned upside down. Despite losing all she has known and loved, in time, Amari learns to live and love once more. The stories and horrors of slavery, along with innate kindnesses found in the least likely sources, are told in this emotional look back at a terrible period of American history. ( )
  ShouldIReadIt | Sep 26, 2014 |
Coretta Scott King Award. RGG: Well-told story of an African girl's horrible experience of being sent into slavery. Some sexual references.
  rgruberexcel | Sep 5, 2013 |
Coretta Scott King Award. RGG: Well-told story of an African girl's horrible experience of being sent into slavery. Some sexual references.
  rgruberexcel | Sep 4, 2013 |
Coretta Scott King Award. RGG: Well-told story of an African girl's horrible experience of being sent into slavery. Some sexual references.
  rgruberexcel | Apr 24, 2013 |
Some great moments but the coincidences pile up and strain credulity. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Showing 1-5 of 68 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
What are you doing up there, Kwasi?" Amari asked her eight-year-old brother with a laugh. He had his legs wrapped around the trunk of the top of a coconut tree. "For once I want to look a giraffe in the eye!" he shouted. "I wish to ask her what she has seen in her travels."
Quotations
Amari thought back, however, to what Polly had said at the start of this journey: “Freedom is a delicate idea, like a pretty leaf in the air: It’s hard to catch and may not be what you thought when you get it.” Amari wondered if this long and arduous journey would bring her the happiness she dreamed of. Maybe this place would turn out to be a terrible disappointment.
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
This is the story of a village in Africa, where visitors come one day and they take slaves. A 15 year old girl has to watch the horrific things that take place.
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689821816, Hardcover)

When pale strangers enter fifteen-year-old Amari's village, her entire tribe welcomes them; for in her remote part of Africa, visitors are always a cause for celebration. But these strangers are not here to celebrate. They are here to capture the strongest, healthiest villagers and to murder the rest. They are slave traders. And in the time it takes a gun to fire, Amari's life as she's known it is destroyed, along with her family and village.

Beaten, branded, and dragged onto a slave ship, Amari is forced to witness horrors worse than any nightmare and endure humiliations she had never thought possible -- including being sold to a plantation owner in the Carolinas who gives her to his sixteen-year-old son, Clay, as his birthday present.

Now, survival and escape are all Amari dreams about. As she struggles to hold on to her memories in the face of backbreaking plantation work and daily degradation at the hands of Clay, she finds friendship in unexpected places. Polly, an outspoken indentured white girl, proves not to be as hateful as she'd first seemed upon Amari's arrival, and the plantation owner's wife, despite her trappings of luxury and demons of her own, is kind to Amari. But these small comforts can't relieve Amari's feelings of hopelessness and despair, and when an opportunity to escape presents itself, Amari and Polly decide to work together to find the thing they both want most...freedom.

Grand and sweeping in scope, detailed and penetrating in its look at the complicated interrelationships of those who live together on a plantation, Copper Sun is an unflinching and unforgettable look at the African slave trade and slavery in America.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:53:39 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.

(summary from another edition)

LibraryThing Author

Sharon M. Draper is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing.

profile page | author page

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
4 avail.
91 wanted
1 pay2 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.26)
0.5
1 2
1.5
2 3
2.5 1
3 21
3.5 9
4 62
4.5 15
5 81

Audible.com

An edition of this book was published by Audible.com.

See editions

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 94,032,908 books! | Top bar: Always visible