A Voice of Her Own

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A Voice of Her Own
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763660914
ISBN-13: 9780763660918
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A Voice of Her Own
The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet

author: Kathryn Lasky
illustrator: Paul Lee

series name:
Candlewick Biographies

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.

"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
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763660914 /  9780763660918
on sale date:
09/2012
type/format:
Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
People & Places; Biography & Autobiography; History;
 
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