Copper Sun Topics for Discussion

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Do you think Draper did a good job of merging fact with the fiction in Copper Sun? Why or why not? After reading this novel, what do you think are the benefits and drawbacks of writing a novel set in such an iconic historical period? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

How does Polly's slavery compare / contrast to Amari's slavery? Why do you think Draper chose to include the narrative of an indentured servant in the novel? How does Polly's voice add to your depth of understanding about this time in history? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Describe the social setting of the community of Amari's African village, Ziavi. How does this social structure compare / contrast to the social structure of American life during 1738? Based on this exploration of...

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