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ISBN13: 9781416953487
ISBN10: 1416953485
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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?

Review:

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

Review:

"A searing work of historical fiction." Booklist, starred review

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Slave traders invade Armari's African village and she is dragged to a ship bound for the Carolinas. Bought by a plantation owner, Amari befriends a white indentured servant named Polly and struggles to hold on to her memories, in this Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel.

About the Author

Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author who has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire. Her Out of My Mind is has won multiple awards. 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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REONNE, October 1, 2008 (view all comments by REONNE)
This is a really great book. I like the way it starts from the begiing of slavery. It starts in africa where the very first form of african american slavery started.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416953487
Author:
Draper, Sharon M.
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Author:
Draper, Sharon Mills
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial
Subject:
Historical / United States / Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
14-12

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Product details 336 pages Atheneum Books for Young Readers - English 9781416953487 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Action-packed, multifaceted, character-rich."
"Review" by , "A searing work of historical fiction."
"Synopsis" by , Slave traders invade Armari's African village and she is dragged to a ship bound for the Carolinas. Bought by a plantation owner, Amari befriends a white indentured servant named Polly and struggles to hold on to her memories, in this Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel.
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