A Voice of Her Own


Kathryn Lasky – Born in Africa and kidnapped by slave traders, Phillis Wheatley was sold to a wealthy family in Boston who treated her well. She learned to read and write, unlawful for a slave. When she was fourteen she wrote her first poem. People loved her poems, and by the time she was seventeen she was famous.


Middle to Upper Grades


Pages: 40

ISBN: 9780763660918

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