Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley

by Ann Rinaldi

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.

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547351490
  • ISBN-10: 0547351496
  • Pages: 352
  • Publication Date: 03/01/2005

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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
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