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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

rgz LIVE! chat with Sharon M. Draper tonight!

Tonight, here at the readergirlz blog at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST, join us while we chat with COPPER SUN author Sharon M. Draper. Here's a little hint of Sharon's ability to draw us into Amari's world:

In spite of the heat, Amari trembled. The buyers of slaves had arrived. She and the other women were stripped naked. Amari bit her lip, determined not to cry. But she couldn't stop herself from screaming out as her arms were wrenched behind her back and tied. A searing pain shot up through her shoulders. A white man clamped shackles on her ankles, rubbing his hands up her legs as he did. Amari tensed and tried to jerk away, but the chains were too tight. She could not hold back the tears. It was the summer of her fifteenth year, and this day, she wanted to die.

We hope to see you tonight.


Janet Lee Carey said...

I'll be there. Can't wait.

Melissa Walker said...

I'm excited too! Sharon's brought such great insights to the discussions that it'll be extra fun to chat live!

Sharon M. Draper said...

Hello All

Sharon M. Draper said...

Does anyone have a question?

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