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Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
Literature
Grade:
7,8,9,10

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Copper Sun2

ClayThe spoiled son of Mr. Derby. He "recieves" a female slave, Amari, for his 16th birthday.

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Citationshttp://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=20http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/slavery/pictures/slave-life/slave-family-in-cotton-field-near-savannah

ThemesThemesHope v. HopelessnessGaining inner strength from tragedy

Sharon Draperis a professional educator and writer. She has been awarded Ohio Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, and New York Times bestselling author.In her own words: I love to write; words flow easily from my fingertips, and my heart beats rapidly with excitement as an idea becomes a reality on the paper in front of me. I smile often, laugh easily, and I weep at pain and cruelty.

PollyAn indentured servant who befriends Amari.

Young Amari is stolen from her homeland after her village is decimated by pale-skinned visitors. Put on a ship to a strange land, she is sold and bought like an animal. Stripped of everything she had ever known, she is left to pick up the pieces in a foreign land. She and an unlikely friend, an indentured servant, begin a treacherous journey in search of freedom.

AmariA young girl stolen from her village and made a slave. Attempts to find her freedom in this strange new place.

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Key Characters

Mr. and Mrs. DerbyHusband and wife who own the plantation that Amari is taken to.

Captain MenendezLeader of the Fort Mose in St. Augustine. A place of significance for Amari and Polly.

Teenie An older female slave charged with helping Amari and Polly become acquainted with the ways of the plantation.

More Resources at http://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=20

Copper Sun

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