A fictional account of Phillis Wheatley, the slave who became America's first published black poet
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
"A powerful portrait . . . A tragic tale, beautifully written and researched."--Kirkus Reviews
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