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Title:
Phillis Wheatley : legendary African-American poet
Author:
Salisbury, Cynthia.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Follows the life of one of America's first black poets from her sale as a child slave on the Boston auction block to her death as an impoverished freedwoman in 1784.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.9 3.0 49991.
ISBN:
9780766013940
Format :
Book

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Frank E. Merriweather Library PS866.W5 Z694 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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-- 100+ page biographies of famous Americans.
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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-A practical, well-documented introduction to the life and work of the poet. Salisbury chronicles what is known about her subject and places it in the context of the times. In the process, she describes slavery, Christian New England, and the American Revolution. The main events of Wheatley's life are related in a clear fashion; the text is organized into interesting subheadings and accompanied by period maps and reproductions. Readers may be inspired to learn more about this remarkable woman.-Janet Woodward, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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