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Title:
Phillis Wheatley : first published African-American poet
Author:
Kent, Deborah.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Chanhassen, Minn. : Child's World, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
A biography of an enslaved African woman who became the first African-American poet to be published.
General Note:
"Spirit of America."
Language:
English
Contents:
The Wheatleys' wonder child -- Poems on various subjects -- Years of sorrow -- Phillis Wheatley's legacy.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.9 0.5 71929.
ISBN:
9781592960095
Format :
Book

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Introduces the life and accomplishments of the first-ever African-American poet to have her works published, Phillis Wheatley.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Common to these titles are brief, but not particularly easy, texts with large, clear type in a cleanly designed format. Relevant facts are scattered throughout the wide margins along with a few full-page sidebars that provide related historical background. In addition, these books include addresses of places to visit or contact, and, in place of a Web site list of possibly dated URLs, the publisher provides a link to its own site that, presumably, will be updated in a timely manner. (This link also takes one to the publisher's online sales catalog.) The photos and reproductions that appear on every page are well chosen and clear. These slim titles also might be suitable for reluctant readers. One wonders, though, about the criteria for the brief glossaries when in Tubman, for example, the words "capture" and "courage" are included but "prophet" and "disguising" are not.-Sue Sherif, Alaska State Library, Anchorage (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Introduces the life and accomplishments of the first-ever African-American poet to have her works published, Phillis Wheatley. Excerpted from Phillis Wheatley: First Published African-American Poet by Deborah Kent All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Wheatleys' Wonder Childp. 6
Chapter 2 Poems on Various Subjectsp. 12
Chapter 3 Years of Sorrowp. 18
Chapter 4 Phillis Wheatley's Legacyp. 24
Time Linep. 29
Glossary Termsp. 30
For Further Informationp. 31
Indexp. 32