A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet

A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies

The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet

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ISBN10: 0763660914 ISBN13: 9780763660918 Contributors: Lee, Paul (Illustrator) Publisher: Candlewick Pr Published: Sep 11 2012 Pages: 38 Weight: 0.30lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.25" Language: English

Publisher's Comments
Lasky shows not only the facts of Wheatley's life but also the pain of being an accomplished black woman in a segregated world. -- Booklist

In 1761, a young girl was sold to the Wheatley family in Boston, who named her Phillis after the slave schooner that had carried her. Kidnapped from her home in Africa and shipped to America, she'd had everything taken from her-her family, her name, and her language. But Phillis had a passion to learn. Amid the tumult of the Revolutionary War, Phillis Wheatley became a poet and ultimately had a book of verse published, establishing herself as the first African- American woman poet this country had ever known.
Back matter includes an author's note, an illustrator's note, sources, and an index.
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