The intriguing and moving story of a young girl kidnapped from her home in Senegal and sold, in 1761, as a slave to the wealthy Wheatley family of Boston. Phillis Wheatley - as she comes to be known - has a keen intelligence and a knack for learning. When the family discover her gift for writing poetry, they begin to mould her future by having her ''perform'' for influential guests. Eventually she is sent to England, where her work is finally published - the first book of poetry by an African American woman. However, all the trappings of success do nothing to change the fact that she is still a slave.
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Kidnapped from her home in Senegal and sold as a slave in 1761, a young girl is purchased by the wealthy Wheatley family in Boston. Phillis Wheatley--as she comes to be known--has an eager mind and it leads her on an unusual path for a slave--she becomes America s first published black poet. Strong characterization and perceptive realism mark this thoughtful portrayal. --"Booklist""Product Description:
Kidnapped from her home in Senegal and sold as a slave in 1761, Phillis Wheatley--as she comes to be known--stuns her adopted country by becoming America's first published black poet.
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Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152008764
Book Description Gulliver Books, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0152008764
Book Description Gulliver Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0152008764 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0065116