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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,202 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon M. Draper Narrator: Myra Lucretia Taylor Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mrs. Pauly | 2/16/2014

    " This book really puts into perspective what it was like for someone to be a slave. Imagine if slave traders came into your home, killed your family members and took you as prisoner. This story follows a fifteen-year-old girl. Amari, who is kidnapped from Africa, taken on a boat ride to America, sold as a slave and her escape attempts. Her life intertwines with a fifteen-year-old white indentured servant, Polly, who thinks her life is much different from Amari's. The girls find out they are more similar than they think and form a bond that may save their lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kelli W | 2/3/2014

    " I loved reading Cooper Sun. It was heart-breaking but I could not put the book down. I learned a lot from reading this book. I loved the fact that Sharon put a lot of research into writing this book. This book deserves 5 stars:) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Krisette Spangler | 1/31/2014

    " As I wrote before, Morgan's class is going to be studying slavery soon, and the original book chosen by the teacher had too much adult material. This book was one of the recommendations the teacher gave me as a replacement book. Although the language was clean; I still found the overall sexual element a little overdone. This is the second book on slavery I've read in the last few weeks that almost becomes a soap opera. I'm still looking for a novel that will let my daughter see all of the horror of the slave era without exposing her to adult themes, and authors who are more interested in telling a shocking story than really presenting a realistic view of the era. I'm not trying to shield her from history, but I think there is a tasteful way to present the material. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ollie | 1/30/2014

    " Inspirarional "

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