Copper Sun
by Sharon M. Draper

Copper Sun [PB]
Copper Sun [PB]
Item# 9781416953487
List price: $8.99
Your price: $8.09
Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days
This item is currently out of stock!


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?

CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
Florida Teens Read Master List
Heartland Award for Excellence in YA Literature (Writing Conference, Inc.) (KS)
IRA Notable Books for a Global Society
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Nominee
Thumbs Up! Award Master List (MI)
Virginia Readers’ Choice Award Master List
Volunteer State Book Award Master List (TN)

Ages: 14 and up
Grades: 8 and up

Copper Sun
by Sharon M. Draper

ISBN: 9781416953487
ISBN-10 1416953485
Publisher: Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster)
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Book Type: New

This book is also available in a hardcover edition: Copper Sun [HC]

For the best in African American Books and DVDs

Copyright © 2004-2017, Inc. Portions of this site are protected by copyrights of the respective owners of that content. is a division of, Inc., an African American owned and operated corporation.