Copper Sun (Paperback)

By Sharon M. Draper

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781416953487, 336pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (1/1/2006)

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Copper Sun is the epic story of a young girl torn from her African village, sold into slavery, and stripped of everything she has ever known—except hope.

About the Author

Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire, and was most recently awarded the Charlotte Huck Award for Stella by Starlight. Her novel Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and was a New York Times bestseller for over three years. 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

Praise For Copper Sun

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

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