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Teenie insists that Amari must live and shows her the kente cloth that Teenie’s mother managed to hang onto all the way from Africa.

As You Like It Death of a Salesman Hamlet The Kite Runner The Tempest. Struggling with distance learning? A few days later, Clay reaches out and snatches Amari.

Study Guide. They meet many obstacles and even have Clay Derby find them, but they escape. Polly grabs the baby as it slips from Mrs. Derby's body... (read more from the Part Six: Polly Summary). Meanwhile, Polly never loses sight of her dream of working in the house.

SparkNotes are the most helpful study guides around to literature, math, science, and more. Though on some nights a sailor named Bill teaches Amari English, sailors rape the women nightly.

Copper Sun by Sharon Draper.

They're like having in-class notes for every discussion!”, “This is absolutely THE best teacher resource I have ever purchased. Find sample tests, essay help, and translations of Shakespeare. A week later, while Amari, Polly, and Tidbit pick peaches for a pie, Amari and Polly talk about what they’ve lost. When "pale strangers" enter, 15 year old, Amari's village, her entire tribe welcomes them. In the warehouse near the shore, Besa finds Amari and tells her to never forget him. Kwasi teases Amari that her fiancé, Besa, is coming, and then he runs back to their village. Amari agrees. When they reach the plantation, Polly is aghast and upset when Mr. Derby tells her it’s her job to “civilize” Amari.

The only respite for the two young girls comes from the feisty humor of Mr. Derby's slave cook, Teenie, the unbreakable precociousness of Teenie's four-year-old son Tidbit, and the secret kindness of Mr. Derby's eighteen-year-old second wife, who is nearly nine months pregnant. Then, he locks Amari, Polly, Teenie, and Tidbit in the smokehouse and announces that he’s selling the girls and Tidbit. Back at the kitchen, Teenie says that she has an idea to keep Amari from the fields: one of the house slaves is Hildy’s daughter, and Amari and Polly will take her place at dinner. Tidbit still misses Teenie, but asks Amari to be his mother now. Millions of books are just a click away on and through our FREE NOOK reading apps. Later, a woman named Afi helps Amari get food and explains that they’ll be sold and sent into the sea—she and Amari are slaves. Clay arrives with the baby as Mr. Derby drags Mrs. Derby outside. Amari is terrified and confused as white men strip her, bind her wrists and ankles, and slather her in oil. The sailors also force the slaves to dance every day for exercise.

On the outskirts of the city, a woman named Inez feeds the runaways, assures them that they’re safe, and introduces them to Captain Menendez.

Clay decides to call Amari Myna, since she belongs to him.

Polly sees Mr. Derby purchase a slave girl, Amari, and watches her struggle when Mr. Derby tries to lead her away from the older woman next to her. Her village is burned to ashes, her family killed, her soon to be husband taken away, and then she is shackled and forced to go on a nasty dirty boat with people she's never met. Suggestions Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. They leave him to his fate. To make matters even worse, Clay comes into the kitchen one afternoon to fetch Tidbit and use him as alligator bait. Mr. Derby and Mrs. Derby are expecting a child so he is always worried about her. Told from the modulating viewpoints of 15-year-old slave Amari, and 17-year-old indentured servant Polly, Copper Sun is a story of resilience in the face of human depravity, and a hope for freedom against all odds. Though she owns slaves and believes that slavery is okay, she’s excited to be able to make her own decision for once and has one of her slaves hitch up a wagon for the runaways.

The girls are terrified when they notice an animal lurking outside, but it turns out to be Hushpuppy with a fat rabbit. Amari listens to Teenie and Lena, a house slave, discuss Mrs. Derby. Not long after, they reach the river and ride the horse across. She is sold to the derby's for Mr. Derby's son ,Clay, as a birthday gift.

Hildy is a slave woman who dies from copperhead snake bite that she sustains in the rice fields. From the height, he sees Besa coming their way. They chain and shackle the healthy youth and cram them into a slave ship set for America. Mr. Derby returns, ushers Polly into the back of the wagon, and begins the long journey home.


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