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Copper Sun

Sharon M. Draper

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Fifteen-year-old Amari witnesses the murder of her family and the destruction of her remote African village. She endures countless humiliations as she is beaten, branded, and forced to board a slave ship. The atrocities continue as she struggles through endless days of backbreaking work and daily degradation on a plantation. Somehow, through it all, Amari’s hopes and dreams survive because there are moments of kindness from an indentured white girl, Polly and the gentle wife of the plantation owner. Amari and Polly find that by working together freedom could be possible. Award-winning author and educator Sharon M. Draper, known for her popular, contemporary teen novels, successfully tackles historical fiction and received starred reviews from Booklist and the School Library Journal. In this well-researched novel, Draper explores the inter-relationships of those who live on a plantation. “Draper builds the explosive tension to the last chapter, and the sheer power of the story, balanced between the overwhelmingly brutal facts of slavery and Amari’s ferocious survivor’s spirit, will leave [listeners] breathless, even as they consider the story’s larger questions about the infinite costs of slavery and how to reconcile history.”—Booklist, starred review

Language:

English

Narrators:

Myra Lucretia Taylor

Length:

9h


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:21


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

10:58


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

16:17


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

11:25


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

12:29


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

15:21


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

08:32


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

07:51


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

09:38


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

12:08


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

09:29


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

03:53


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

04:51


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

11:56


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

09:23


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

22:45


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

23:13


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

09:15


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

07:48


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

06:55


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

11:45


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

13:31


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

21:27


Part 5, Chapter 23
Part 5, Chapter 23

10:50


Part 5, Chapter 24
Part 5, Chapter 24

16:16


Part 6, Chapter 25
Part 6, Chapter 25

07:27


Part 6, Chapter 26
Part 6, Chapter 26

14:14


Part 6, Chapter 27
Part 6, Chapter 27

14:09


Part 6, Chapter 28
Part 6, Chapter 28

07:33


Part 6, Chapter 29
Part 6, Chapter 29

11:34


Part 6, Chapter 30
Part 6, Chapter 30

08:17


Part 7, Chapter 31
Part 7, Chapter 31

08:35


Part 7, Chapter 32
Part 7, Chapter 32

11:47


Part 7, Chapter 33
Part 7, Chapter 33

13:27


Part 7, Chapter 34
Part 7, Chapter 34

12:57


Part 7, Chapter 35
Part 7, Chapter 35

13:58


Part 8
Part 8

25:37


Part 9
Part 9

26:24


Part 10
Part 10

18:43


Part 11, Chapter 39
Part 11, Chapter 39

08:12


Part 11, Chapter 40
Part 11, Chapter 40

07:34


Part 11, Chapter 41
Part 11, Chapter 41

20:56


Part 11, Chapter 42
Part 11, Chapter 42

13:14


Part 11, Chapter 43
Part 11, Chapter 43

04:33