A voice of her own: the story of Phillis Wheatley, slave poet

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Publisher:
Candlewick Press,
Pub. Date:
2003.
Language:
English
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The moving story of how the first published African-American female poet regained what had been taken away from her and from slaves everywhere: a voice of her own. "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.
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9780763660918
9780763664275
9780763602529
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Lexile measure:
940L
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subject_facet African American poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African American women poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African Americans -- Biography, Poets, American, Poets, American -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Slaves, Slaves -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Wheatley, Phillis, -- 1753-1784, Wheatley, Phillis, -- 1753-1784 -- Juvenile literature, Women -- Biography, Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display A voice of her own : the story of Phillis Wheatley, slave poet
title_full A voice of her own : the story of Phillis Wheatley, slave poet / Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Paul Lee
title_short A voice of her own :
title_sub the story of Phillis Wheatley, slave poet
topic_facet African American poets, African American women poets, African Americans, Poets, American, Slaves, Wheatley, Phillis, Women