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Voice of Her Own : The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet (Reissue) (Paperback) (Kathryn Lasky)

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"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"We’ll call her Phillis."In 1761, a young African 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 Wheatley was no ordinary young girl. She had a passion to learn, and the Wheatleys encouraged her, breaking with unwritten rule in New England to keep slaves illiterate. 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. She also found what had been taken away from her and from slaves everywhere: a voice of her own.
"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

"We'll call her Phillis."

In 1761, a young African 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 Wheatley was no ordinary young girl. She had a passion to learn, and the Wheatleys encouraged her, breaking with unwritten rule in New England to keep slaves illiterate. 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. She also found what had been taken away from her and from slaves everywhere: a voice of her own.
Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 38.0
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / United States / African-American, History / United States / General, Biography + Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
Series Title: Candlewick Biographies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Kathryn Lasky
Language: English
Street Date: September 11, 2012
TCIN: 14540386
UPC: 9780763660918
Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-6419

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