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Zoom Author Event with Sharon Draper: Telling a Slave’s Story.
June 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT, Chittenden County) is excited to offer a Zoom author event with Sharon Draper: Telling a Slave’s Story. Mrs. Draper will talk about her Coretta Scott King Book Award winning Young Adult Novel, “Copper Sun.” You can register for this event at fletcherfree.org/register.
This event is part of the City of Burlington’s first Annual Juneteenth Celebration, an event for all to celebrate Black liberation in the United States (juneteenthbtv.org). There will be music, art, food, educational events and more.
“Copper Sun” by Sharon Draper
Amari’s life was once perfect. Engaged to the handsomest man in her tribe, adored by her family, and fortunate enough to live in a beautiful village, it never occurred to her that it could all be taken away in an instant. But that was what happened when her village was invaded by slave traders. Her family was brutally murdered as she was dragged away to a slave ship and sent to be sold in the Carolinas. There she was bought by a plantation owner and given to his son as a “birthday present.” Now, survival is all Amari can dream about.