Copper Sun

Copper Sun

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by Sharon M. Draper
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 village and brutally murder her entire family, Amari finds herself dragged away to a slave ship headed to the Carolinas, where she is bought by a plantation owner and given to his son as a birthday present.

Survival seems all that Amari can hope for. But then an act of unimaginable cruelty provides her with an opportunity to escape, and with an indentured servant named Polly she flees to Fort Mose, Florida, in search of sanctuary at the Spanish colony. Can the illusive dream of freedom sustain Amari and Polly on their arduous journey, fraught with hardship and danger?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Draper's (Forged by Fire) historical novel takes on an epic sweep as it chronicles the story of 15-year-old Amari, kidnapped from her African village in 1738 and sold into sexual slavery in South Carolina. The horrors of the kidnapping-Amari's parents and little brother are murdered before her eyes-and the Atlantic crossing unwind in exhaustive detail, but the material seems familiar. The story doesn't really take off until Amari reaches her new "home," a rice plantation run by a Snidely Whiplash clone, who presents her to his evil-to-the-core son as a birthday gift. Befriended by the wise cook, a white indentured girl named Polly and the beleaguered mistress of the household, Amari eventually and improbably finds a way to escape. Draper has obviously done her homework, but the narrative wears its research heavily. Every bad thing that befell an African slave either happens to or is witnessed by Amari (e.g., Africans eaten by sharks, children used as live alligator bait, an infant shot dead out of spite). Rape is constant. These lurid elements may appeal to reluctant readers who would normally shy away from historical fiction, but they unfortunately push the story to the brink of melodrama. The author also pulls her punches with a highly implausible happy ending. But after all that Amari has gone through, readers will likely find the conclusion a huge relief. Ages 14-up. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Sharon Draper is one of young adults' favorite authors of contemporary African American issues. Now she shows equally shining fiction in this her first historical novel. Amari lives in an idyllic African village where she is growing happily into young adulthood with adored parents and a handsome suitor. Suddenly her life is shattered when she sees her parents killed and is taken aboard a slave ship. She suffers a miserable journey only to endure a horrible fate—she is bought by a Carolina plantation owner as a birthday present for his sixteen-year-old son. Draper does not spare her devoted readers any of the sickening details. We suffer as Amari is beaten, raped, and as she observes cruelties that break her heart. Still she has the courage to escape and undertake a harrowing journey into the Spanish-owned Florida territories with a white indentured servant, Polly, who becomes her best friend. The chapters alternate in perspective as these two girls tell a stirring story sure to move young adult readers. 2006, Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, Ages 12 up.
—Susie Wilde
KLIATT
In the classic The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois, speaking of the slaves' sorrow songs, writes, "Through all of the Sorrow Songs there breathes a hope--a faith in the ultimate justice of things." This premise is suggested in Copper Sun, the story of 15-year-old Amira's enslavement and journey to freedom. Purchased as a gift for Clay Derby, Amira's primary purpose is to satisfy him sexually by night and physically as a laborer by day. An excerpt from Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen's poem, "Heritage," opens the novel, bringing to mind one of his earliest books of poetry, Copper Sun, while illuminating the book's theme: what is Africa to me? Quite graphic at times and perhaps a difficult read for some (as is Gary Paulsen's Nightjohn), the atrocities emphasized (e.g., rape, murder, torture) are necessary to convey key questions posed in the novel: How do we understand the resilience of American slaves? How was the treatment of slaves, white women, and poor whites similar, yet different? How does slavery impact contemporary America? Scholars of African American literature argue that authors of contemporary novels about slavery have certain literary freedoms that authors of actual slave narratives did not, as the former were encouraged to write stories that would be endorsed by abolitionists. Draper charters territory few traditional slave narratives dared when she explores a consenting sexual relationship between the Derby mistress and her "bodyguard" that results in the birth of a black daughter, depicts the cook as more than willing to poison her owners when they threaten to sell her only child, and troubles the assumption that all white women were"free." Already being compared to Roots, this novel is best suited for mature YA readers, and accompanied by discussions about early African culture and sensibility, acts of resistance executed by slaves (alone and in partnerships with indentured servants), and abolitionist efforts. KLIATT Codes: S--Recommended for senior high school students. 2006, Simon & Schuster, 308p., Ages 15 to 18.
—KaaVonia Hinton, Ph.D.
VOYA
Despite the book's eighteenth-century setting, fifteen-year-old Amira is much like today's teenagers: She is in love, has an annoying sibling, and avoids her doting mother as much as possible. Reminiscent of Michael Dorris's Morning Girl (Hyperion, 1994), the opening chapters reveal Amira's loving community before "milk-faced" strangers ravage the village, killing the very young and old while kidnapping others. Readers follow along as Amira is taken to the Ivory Coast, survives the Middle Passage, and is sold in the Carolinas to serve as a birthday gift for young Clay Derby. Draper abruptly introduces another narrator, Polly, an ambitious white indentured servant purchased haphazardly by the Derbys. Forced to teach Amira English and appropriate ways to interact on the plantation, Polly become close with Amira-so close that they join together to protect their white mistress and her black newborn. When an opportunity to escape is presented, they take it, heading south to Fort Mose, Florida, a Spanish colony. Draper says that the book took several years to write because of the careful research that it required. A list of sources, along with a brief afterword aimed at teachers ends the book, but readers will also value the prefatory author's note expressing her personal interest in American slavery. Those who appreciated Gary Paulsen's Nightjohn (Delacorte, 1993), Jennifer Armstrong's Steal Away (Orchard, 1992/VOYA August 1992) or Mary E. Lyons' Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs (Scribner's, 1992/VOYA December 1992) will find a thoughtful book searching for answers about longevity, courage, friendship, and heritage. This reviewer believes it is Draper's best book to date. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2006, Atheneum/S & S, 320p., Ages 12 to 18.
—KaaVonia Hinton-Johnson
KLIATT - KLIATT Review
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, January 2006: In the classic The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois, speaking of the slaves' sorrow songs, writes, "Through all of the Sorrow Songs there breathes a hope--a faith in the ultimate justice of things." This premise is suggested in Copper Sun, the story of 15-year-old Amira's enslavement and journey to freedom. Purchased as a gift for Clay Derby, Amira's primary purpose is to satisfy him sexually by night and physically as a laborer by day. An excerpt from Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen's poem, "Heritage," opens the novel, bringing to mind one of his earliest books of poetry, Copper Sun, while illuminating the book's theme: what is Africa to me? Quite graphic at times and perhaps a difficult read for some (as is Gary Paulsen's Nightjohn), the atrocities emphasized (e.g., rape, murder, torture) are necessary to convey key questions posed in the novel: how do we understand the resilience of American slaves? How was the treatment of slaves, white women, and poor whites similar, yet different? How does slavery impact contemporary America? Scholars of African American literature argue that authors of contemporary novels about slavery have certain literary freedoms that authors of actual slave narratives did not, as the former were encouraged to write stories that would be endorsed by abolitionists. Draper charters territory few traditional slave narratives dared when she explores a consenting sexual relationship between Derby's mistress and her "bodyguard" that results in the birth of a black daughter, depicts the cook as more than willing to poison her owners when they threaten to sellher only child, and troubles the assumption that all white women were "free." Already being compared to Roots, this novel is best suited for mature YA readers, and accompanied by discussions about early African culture and sensibility, acts of resistance executed by slaves (alone and in partnerships with indentured servants), and abolitionist efforts. (An ALA Best Book for YAs, and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award.) Age Range: Ages 15 to 18. REVIEWER: KaaVonia Hinton, Ph.D. (Vol. 42, No. 1)
Jill Adams
Some stories need to be told. Fifteen-year-old Amari's story of slavery is told through Sharon Draper's powerful new novel, Copper Sun. Amari's tale begins in an African village, where she lives with her family. Foreign visitors are given a warm welcome before a blood bath ensues as the visitors kill many villagers or put them in shackles. The slaves' journey to America is brutal, but Amari survives. She is later sold to a plantation owner, who buys her as a gift to his son for his 16th birthday. Life on the plantation is harsh, but Polly (an indentured white servant) helps Amari and later befriends her. After witnessing a brutal murder by the plantation owner, Amari, Polly, and Tidbit (a slave's son) escape captivity and become runaways. Draper masterfully portrays the inhumane realities of slaves' lives in America in this compelling read. Unimaginable horrors are graphically portrayed; there are scenes of rape and bloodshed, including a scene where slave owners use Tidbit as gator bait. These visions allow audiences to not only hear the story, but they enable us to feel the rage and injustices as well.
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-This action-packed, multifaceted, character-rich story describes the shocking realities of the slave trade and plantation life while portraying the perseverance, resourcefulness, and triumph of the human spirit. Amari is a 15-year-old Ashanti girl who is happily anticipating her marriage to Besa. Then, slavers arrive in her village, slaughter her family, and shatter her world. Shackled, frightened, and despondent, she is led to the Cape Coast where she is branded and forced onto a "boat of death" for the infamous Middle Passage to the Carolinas. There, Percival Derby buys her as a gift for his son's 16th birthday. Trust and friendship develop between Amari and Polly, a white indentured servant, and when their mistress gives birth to a black baby, the teens try to cover up Mrs. Derby's transgression. However, Mr. Derby's brutal fury spurs them to escape toward the rumored freedom of Fort Mose, a Spanish colony in Florida. Although the narrative focuses alternately on Amari and Polly, the story is primarily Amari's, and her pain, hope, and determination are acute. Cruel white stereotypes abound except for the plantation's mistress, whose love is colorblind; the doctor who provides the ruse for the girls' escape; and the Irish woman who gives the fugitives a horse and wagon. As readers embrace Amari and Polly, they will better understand the impact of human exploitation and suffering throughout history. In addition, they will gain a deeper knowledge of slavery, indentured servitude, and 18th-century sanctuaries for runaway slaves.-Gerry Larson, Durham School of the Arts, NC Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Poignant and harrowing, this narrative of early America alternates between the voices of enslaved Amari and indentured servant Polly, building a believable interracial friendship centered on the common goal of freedom. Amari is captured from her idyllic home in Africa, and sold into slavery in the New World. While accounts of the attack on the tribe and the Middle Passage are ephemeral, the story hits its stride upon Amari's arrival in colonial South Carolina. At the slave auction, the reader is introduced to Amari's new masters and Polly, who is a new servant in their household. Polly initially dislikes the African slaves, viewing them as strange competition for limited work, yet grows to sympathize with Amari's plight when she is repeatedly raped by the master's son, Clay. Polly's cynicism and realistic outlook on life provides a welcome contrast to the lost innocence of Amari, whose voice often disappears beneath the misery of her circumstances (save for in one unforgettable passage at the end, where she encounters her betrothed from her village, and mourns the loss of what might have been). Sobering, yet essential. (Historical fiction. YA)
From the Publisher
"A searing work of historical fiction."
Booklist, starred review

"Action-packed, multifaceted, character-rich."
SLJ, starred review

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439115114
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
73,247
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
14 Years

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CHAPTER 1

NOVEMBER NELSON

TUESDAY, MARCH 30

November Nelson lurched to the bathroom,feeling faint and not quite in control of her suddenly unsteady legs. She touched her forehead and found it warm and glazed with sweat. Sinking down on the soft blue rug in front of the toilet, she was grateful for the momentary stability of the floor. But her head continued to spin, and her stomach churned. She lifted the toilet lid, gazed into the water, and wished she could disappear into its depths. Her breath became more shallow, and her nausea more intense. Finally, uncontrollably, and forcefully, all her distress erupted and she lost her lunch in heaves and waves of vomiting. Pepperoni pizza.

She flushed the toilet several times as she sat on the floor waiting to feel normal again. Finally she stood up shakily, gargled with peppermint mouthwash, and peered at herself in the mirror.

"You look like a hot mess," she whispered to her reflection.

Her skin, instead of its usual coppery brown, looked gray and mottled. She hadn't combed her hair all day, so it was a halo of tangles.

November knew her mother would be home soon and would be angry to find out she'd skipped school. She didn't care. Her thoughts were focused on the package in her backpack. Even though she knew the house was empty, she made sure the bathroom door was locked. She dug the little purple and pink box out of her book bag and placed it on the sink. It seemed out of place in her mother's perfectly coordinated powder blue bathroom.

With trembling hands she unwrapped the plastic and opened the box. She read the directions carefully. She looked out of the small bathroom window and watched the last of the early spring snow melting on the grass. Everything looked the same, but she knew in her heart that it was all different now.

November finally turned back to the little white tube in the box and followed the instructions, which were written, she noticed, in Spanish and French as well. Three minutes later the indicator silently screamed the news that she already suspected. She was pregnant. Copyright © 2006 by Sharon M. Draper

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From the Publisher
"A searing work of historical fiction." — Booklist, starred review

"Action-packed, multifaceted, character-rich." — SLJ, starred review

Meet the Author

Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire. Her Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and has been a New York Times bestseller for well over two years. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at SharonDraper.com.

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Copper Sun 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 135 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I 1st got CopperSun it really didnt interest me...but when i got into the 3rd chapter I couldn't put it down! You must read it!! Oh and might I add I'm 12...and Im not the kind of girl who likes to read about scared little bratty kids..that's just LAME!! Sharon M. Draper makes books that are REAL! And that's what engulf's readers like me..Thank You.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
I 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 neck, lined up, and herded miles on foot to the ocean by pale skinned visitors with fire sticks. She watches her fellow Africans suffer incomprehensible humiliation and death at the hands of their captors as they are shipped like animal cargo across the ocean. The life that awaits her is nothing like she could have ever imagined.

Amari must adapt to life as a purchased slave on a rice plantation, a life that includes atrocities committed upon her by her white owners. She meets Polly, an indentured servant who has dreams of making it to the big house and being a fine lady of standing. Instead, Polly lives in the slave quarters and finds she's given the chore of civilizing Amari, now called Myna, and teaching her enough English to work. After witnessing murder, the two girls find themselves thrown together in a desperate run for freedom.

This is not just another book about slavery. This is a book about something real and tangible. Ms. Draper's writing is so vivid that you can smell the rank odors beneath ship. You can feel the pain of being lashed with a whip. Your throat will constrict at the heart-wrenching pain of a mother and child being forced apart. You will also celebrate the strength and spirit of Amari and those she inspires.

COPPER SUN won the Coretta Scott King Award. This is a book I will make sure goes on my classroom shelves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book taught children how slavery was back in the days. It also taught me how fortunate I am to live in this period of life.. The author brought emotional life to horrible details of slavery. From the beginning, I became sightful of the heartbreaking journey of Amari, a 15-year-old African girl captured and used as slave in 1738. She was raped, beaten, and abused constantly. The story begins in Amari¿s village, but the scene explodes in bloodshed tears when slave captures arrive in her village and murders her family.Amari and her boyfriend, Besa, are shackled, and that begun unthinkable horrors from the slave fort, the Middle Passage, and auction on American shores, where a rice plantation owner buys Amari for his 16-year-old son's sexual enjoyment. In brutal happenings, the author shows the cruel things happened. But the last chapter was overwhelming with brutal facts of slavery and Amari's brave survivor's spirit, left me breathless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is the most awesome book by sharon draper she really did great with researching and writing this book and i wouldnt have even known there were indentured servants until i read this book i love you sharon m draper and i have read all her books and loved them
Tiye13 More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most powerful books I've ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book! Anyone who likes historical fiction should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amari is a fifteen year old young woman whose life is about to change before her eyes. Afer seeing her mom and young brother get slaughtered, Ameri now has to go on a long journey to the Americas.Ameri saw others get beaten, raped, and killed on her never ending journey. They were shipped like animal cargo across the ocean to a desturbing world. In America they would be sold off to be slaves for plantation owners. All Ameri dreams about is freedom and how good life was in Africa. The life she has to live now was nothing she had ever imagined. Amari must get use to her new life as a slave on a rice plantation with white owners. She meets a girl named Polly, an indentured servent, who olny wishes to work in the main house. After Amari, now named Myna, and Polly witness a murder they now have a chance to run for freedom. This book is amazing and it leaves you wanting to learn more about slavery. It also changes your perspective about slvery and what families went through back in slavery time.I recommend it for every class to read. Copper Sun won The Corretta Scott King award.
destinia More than 1 year ago
This book was full of surprising events. It was definately a page turner. From the very first page this book had you asking questions. It was a fast read. Amari, the main character, had to battle, and survive many obstacles that came into her pathway. Throughout book, the author shows you through the obstacles that Amari faced, that she was indeed, a very strong person. She didn't become strong overnight. It took her a while to get a grasp on things. But, through it all, she learned to have faith, be strong, and never give up no matter what. Although this book, left me at a clift. It was stil very amazing. If i could change any thing about this book it would be to continue on the story about what happens at the end.
barkbark More than 1 year ago
I L.O.V.E this book i could read it over and over again it makes you want to cry, happy and sad tears. S. Draper could have never made an even better book!!! I love Sharon Draper she is such a talented author!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Copper sun book Review Imagine the smell of the dirt and your feet aching as you step on the branches and thorns as you walk. Your hands clammy as you feel your way through the woods. You hear a noise and freeze, holding your breath with every step you glance back realizing its pitch black. Screaming on the inside you see arms in the distance but on the outside you still creep slowly in that direction carful not to make a peep. As usual they are just branches not arms but you can never be too sure. That is how you will feel reading Copper Sun. You take every movement, every breath, and every next step with the characters. It’s a story of a young slave girl named Amari. She meets an unlikely friend named Polly and together they fight slavery. It puts you back to a time when there was no television, no electronics, just friendship and nature. Amari and Polly meet good mentors and friends but also evil predators and slave owners who will take any opportunity to beat or even kill a slave or indentured girl. On their journey you watch them grow and learn more. Seeing this will help you learn more. It really helped me appreciate literature and what it can do. It’s crazy that literature can be so deep and be so in detail that it feels like your watching the ultimate movie. People say reading is imagination that reading requires imagination but, with this your mind explodes with color you can actually almost see the characters. This book is surprisingly action packed filled with emotion and exploding with detail anyone would love this book I know I sure did! Sharon Drapper sure outdid herself with this novel. Copper sun sadly does not have a sequil but your imagination Can do the rest for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like, oh my gosh, I love this book! I just can't so reading this book. It is a very emotional story. I MOST READ BOOK. PS- I was a 12 year old boy that do not like reading book, but this book got me insprire. Now I am 15 years old that own the book and rereading it again. It is a book that I will cherish forever. Not a lot of book get me. So when I book got me, it is a VERY GOOD BOOK then. Because I am stubborn reader. Ha Ha. But really this is a VERY EPIC BOOK! HAPPY READINGS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the story and how it ends. Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The character Clay Durby creeps me out. Weirdo alert!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS NEED TO BE MOVIE FORREAL!!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for English class, GLAD I DID. This is a huge eye opener to the way the world used to be. It is very entertaining because it's not like other novels about slaves. This book portrays what happens to ANYONE who goes against slavery. There's a ton of action and it's a great adventure. I recommend it to anyone who loves violence, drama, and action. If this book was made into a movie it would be on LifeTime Movie Network.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book.is an amazing piece of litature. It does contain alot of mature content. I dont recomend it to anyone under 13. I read it in school in 8th grade
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Copper Sun is such a fantastic book. I was overwhelmed when I finished reading this. The book is based on the time of the slave trade; it follows a young girl named Amari just at the age of 15 has to go through all the horrible things she went through. Life was perfect for Amari she was getting married soon. Life was great. As soon as the Europeans arrived Amari knew they were trouble. She meets a lady called Afi, who tells her all about why they have been captured. Amari could not believe anything Afi said about being sold she thought she was crazy .This Book talks about her Journey to the Americas. The “slaves” were branded and the “white” men as the people called them threw salty sea water on “slaves”. She was sold to a very cruel man called Mr. Derby. Amari often thought about her life back home, her friends, her parents who were killed in front of her, but most importantly Kwasi her little brother he was shot with an arrow that sliced threw his body like he was a tomato. Mr. Derby Bought Amari as a birthday present for his son Clay (who violently raped her night after night). Meet Polly a girl paying of her parent’s debt who is the same age as Amari. Polly thought she was better than Amari but as the story goes on she is no better than Amari. Mrs. Derby was about 8 months pregnant with what Mr. Derby thought was his baby But that’s not the case she was having Noah’s baby a slave she has had since she was a little girl who she was madly in love with. Polly and Amari try to help Mrs. Derby hide the baby from Mr. Derby. Mr. Derby finds out anyhow and Shoots Noah and The baby in front of everyone……………………. This is an amazing book and it makes you appreciate the little things in life, just think about all the horrible things she goes through getting raped, whipped and beaten every day. READ to find what happens to Amari if she and Polly Escape, who’s baby she has, and her struggle to find the Copper SUN ¿ -Thea Wallen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put the book sown as soon as i got it! If you haven't read this book before then you sould get it and read it. Either go and bye it (whitch i would do) or go and get it at the library. I don't care just go and read it. If you never read it then you will regret not reeading it. The book was that good! It did shock me at the end though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You obviously didnt read the book. Use your brain a little more and you could enjoy this powerful beautiful story. And if you had maybe explained why you thought the book was useless maybe i would listen to your argument. But i know thats much to hard for you.so just go somewhere sit down shut up like the ignoramus you are. Now back to the book. One word Inspiring Amari inspires me to push for respect faith and hope. I know some people are too dumb to get that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so sad! Well writtten heart wrenching tale of a slave. The best slave novel ever written by far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is book is very well written with a lot of good historical information. The author did a great job having twists and turns throughout the novel. Once i started this book, i could not put it down! Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story!! An awesome book and great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Son, this book really moves you cause of everything thats taking place. Sharon M. Draper creates a powerful novel relating back to the times if slavery-a period of time where African Americans endured so much and managed to survive thanks to the lasting hope of freedom. This is exactly how Amari feels. She knows that one day she could be free and she can move on with her life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
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