The story of Phillis Wheatley by Shirley Graham Du Bois

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Published by J. Messner in New York .

Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 172) and index.

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Statementby Shirley Graham ; illustrated by Robert Burns
ContributionsBurns, Robert
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p. :
Number of Pages176
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Open LibraryOL24638691M
OCLC/WorldCa46676079

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Price Author: Shirley Graham. In A Voice of Her Own, Lasky shares the story of an equally extraordinary woman, Phillis Wheatley, known as the first black woman poet in America.

Lasky begins her book as a young girl is kidnapped from Africa and sold into slavery in America in Through the girl's eyes, Lasky describes the harrowing journey from the west coast of Africa/5(7).

The story of a Phillis Wheatley, a slave girl living in New England, who was taught to read and write, eventually becoming the first published African American author.

Her story is interwoven with historical events and issues, such as the beginnings of the American Revolution, including the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre, and the slave trade/5.

Yeah, I know a young readers edition. so But it was good Phillis wheatley was a Boston slave girl, poet of the American Revolution who translated Ovid at fifteen, was received in the best drawing rooms of Boston, was entertained in England by the Countess of Huntington and the Lord Mayor of London, and praised by Tom Paine, John Hancock, and |General George Washington.

that was on book cover /5. Story of Phyllis Wheatley book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.5/5(5). Noted historian Afua Cooper has brought her expertise to this fictionalized memoir of Phillis Wheatley, who published a book of poetry in becoming the first Black person in America to do so.

Seven-year-old Penda Wane is born free on the edge of the great African desert/5. Kidnapped from her home in Senegal and sold as a slave ina 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 Americas first published black poet/5. Wheatley wrote her first published poem at around age The work, a story about two men who nearly drown at sea, was printed in the Newport Mercury.

Other published poems followed, with several Died: Phillis Wheatley was kidnapped into slavery, sold on an auction block and transplanted into pre-revolutionary war-brewing Boston.

She lived during a time when slave children remained uneducated, women were rarely published and most didn't believe a slave could learn to read much less become a celebrated writer.5/5(14). Published Poems Inthe Newport Mercury published Phillis Wheatley's first poem, a tale of two men who nearly drowned at sea, and of their steady faith in God.

Her elegy for the evangelist George Whitefield, brought more attention to Phillis Wheatley. 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 The story of Phillis Wheatley book note, an illustrator’s note, sources, and an by: 3. Ina 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/5(3). Phillis Wheatley, the First African American Published Book of Poetry September 1, Phillis Wheatley was only seven or eight years old when she was captured and taken from her home in West Africa.

A slave ship brought her to Boston in The story of Phillis Wheatley. [Shirley Graham Du Bois] -- Traces the life of an American Negro poet from her sale as a child slave in Boston to her untimely death. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Phillis Wheatley: Negro Slave by Marilyn Jensen (Lion Books: $, hardcover; pages) The story of Phillis Wheatley has everything going for it.

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."Ina young African girl was sold to the Wheatley family in Boston, who named her Phillis after the slave schooner that had carried her.

Buy this book Lasky (Sugaring Time) opens her lyrical portrait of Phillis Wheatley, the first published African-American woman poet, in ; her subject is about seven years old, huddled in the.

Phillis Wheatley was the first African American and the first woman to publish a book. She was also the first woman to make a living from her writing and all was accomplished while being a slave. The story of her life is interesting and tragic as it has both successes and failures; ironically she suffered the consequences of slavery after she.

Biography of Phillis Wheatley, a Boston slave girl who read the poets, wrote poetry, and translated Ovid at fifteen; despite being female and a slave, she was well received by George Washington and Governor Hutchinson.

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Ostensibly, this is the all too brief and sad story of Phillis Wheatley, a 7-year-old African slave girl brought in to Boston, where she was bought by the wife of a prominent tailor and.

The story of Phillis Wheatley. [Shirley Graham Du Bois] -- Traces the life of an Afro-American poet from her sale as a child slave in Boston to her untimely death. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.

Taken from Africa to become a slave girl in Boston, Phillis Wheatley quickly learned how to read and write. Her talent was so great that she published her poetry as a teenager. See how far her writing took her and how the words of a former slave became an. Illustrated with beautiful full-color pictures, each book focuses on a turning point or defining moment in the life of an important individual in history, the sciences, or the world of art.

38 pages, indexed, softcover. Ages A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet () by Pages:   A young girl. A young, enslaved girl named Phillis Wheatley. Born in West Africa, Phillis was kidnapped by slave traders and brought to New England in From a young age it Author: Team Warren.

Despite spending much of her life enslaved, Phillis Wheatley was the first African American and second woman (after Anne Bradstreet) to publish a book of poems. Born around in Gambia, Africa, Wheatley was captured by slave traders and brought to America in Upon arrival, she was sold to the Wheatley family in Boston, Massachusetts.

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.

Phillis Wheatley was the first African American poet to publish a book. She was born inin West Africa and brought to New England, enslaved, inwhere she was sold to John Wheatley of Boston.

The Wheatleys took a great interest in Phillis's education and precocity; Wheatley learned to. By the early 's, Phillis had composed enough poems to publish a book.

However, the Wheatleys had trouble finding a publisher for the book in the colonies. The Countess of Huntingdon offered to finance the publication of Phillis' book in England. Phillis traveled with the Wheatley's son, Nathaniel to London to prepare her poems for : Sutori.

Provides the story of Phillis Wheatley, a woman who was kidnapped as a child in Africa, sold into slavery, then finally given her freedom to become the first African American woman to publish a book. InPhillis Wheatley accomplished something that no other woman of her status had done.

When her book of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, appeared, she became the first American slave, the first person of African descent, and only the third colonial American woman to have her work published.

Born in Africa about and sold as a slave in Boston inPhillis. A sizable dose of imagination seeks to illuminate the life of Phillis Wheatley, the 18th-century slave poet, but reveals more about the author than the subject. Lasky (Porkenstein,etc.) opens the story in the hold of the slaver Phillis and then follows Wheatley’s life and career as she is purchased by the Wheatleys of Boston, learns to speak, read, and write English, and begins to Author: Kathryn Lasky.

Hang a thousand trees with ribbons: the story of Phillis Wheatley. [Ann Rinaldi] -- A fictionalized biography of the eighteenth-century African woman who, as a child, was brought to New England to be a slave, and after publishing her first poem when a teenager, gained renown. Rich illustrations and clear text bring Phillis Wheatley's story to life and help to make her biographical account accessible to younger readers.

The narrative also touches on some of the economic aspects of slavery and reasons why whites were unwilling to empower slaves with educations, making the book a valuable resource for educating Cited by: 3.

Phillis Wheatley was the first African American, the first slave, and the third woman in the United States to publish a book of poems. Kidnapped in West Africa and transported aboard the slave.

But Phillis Wheatley was no ordinary young girl. 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 : Kathryn Lasky.

The Story of Phillis Wheatley is written specifically for young people, and Graham’s accessible style makes her book appropriate for that audience.

In her introduction, Graham states that she. The moving story of the first African American woman poet is compellingly told by Kathryn Lasky and brought to life with powerful illustrations by Paul Lee.

"We’ll call her Phillis." Ina young African girl was sold to the Wheatley family in Boston, who named her Phillis /5(). The Phillis Wheatley Community Library is an ultra-modern building designed by architect James H.

Johnson. It was built in and is handicapped accessible. The library is named for Phillis Wheatley (c. – December 5, ). She was the first published African-American woman and first published African-American poet. Phillis was escorted by the Wheatleys’ son to London in May Her first book, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, where many of her poems first saw print, was published there the same ey’s personal qualities, even more than her literary talent, contributed to her great social success in London.

Within “On Being Brought from Africa to America”, Phillis Wheatley strives to utilize Christianity with an emphasis on redemption, so that there is a hidden implication of equality and the notion that all slaves are capable of being first four lines of Wheatley’s poem, “On Being Brought from Africa to America”, confirm the.Get this from a library!

A voice of her own: the story of Phillis Wheatley, slave poet. [Kathryn Lasky; Paul Lee] -- A biography of an African girl brought to New England as a slave in who became famous on both sides of the Atlantic as the first Black poet in America. "Hang a Thousand Trees With Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley" is not one of my favorite books by Ann Rinaldi, but I enjoyed it very much.

Having not know anything about Phillis Wheatley, this book told me everything I could possibly ever want to know.5/5(5).

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