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A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet
Contributor(s): Lasky, Kathryn (Author), Lee, Paul (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0763660914     ISBN-13: 9780763660918
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2012

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Women
Dewey: B
Age Level: 8-12
Grade Level: 3-7
Lexile Measure: 940(Not Available)
Series: Candlewick Biographies
Physical Information: 0.2" H x 5.9" W x 8.8" (0.30 lbs) 48 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Chronological Period - 18th Century
- Sex & Gender - Feminine
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2013 pg. 174 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 67091
Reading Level: 5.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Lasky shows not only the facts of Wheatley's life but also the pain of being an accomplished black woman in a segregated world. -- Booklist

In 1761, a young 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 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.

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