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A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-04-12 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 3 user ratings
ISBN:0763664278
LANGUAGE:English

" Good, readable biography of Phyllis Wheatley. slightly dry but the kids were into it. We learned quite a bit about her. It would have been nice to have had more examples of her poetry included. " said.

"Genre:Biography
Grade:4-6
This book is filled with the journey and achievements made by Phyllis who was a slave and also the first published negro women writer. She went through a lot to prove herself and she was able to be free before her masters died. She still stayed in the house because she was never treated as a slave with them but as a part of the family because to them she was. I like this book because it showed that eventhough she was a slave she still lived a good and fulfilling life and was able to be free by the ripe age of 18.
" said.

" Intelligent introduction to slavery for young children as well as being a good introduction to Phyllis Wheatley's life and poetry w/bright, clear, historically accurate illustrations. " said.

" This is a biography about the slave poet Phillis Wheatley and her journey to success. Takes place during the Revolutionary War, would be a great introduction to poetry unit. " said.

" Great imagery. Accessible for 4th grade but the underlying themes and stylistic choices are probably better approached in middle school. " said.

" Inspirational story of a slave girl allowed to be educated " said.

" Excellent story of a brilliant poet. She was the first African-American woman to have a book published. The illustrations were also very good. " said.

" Celebrate Poetry month with this well written and illustrated biography of an African woman who became a published poet during the early days of the American Revolution. This books is a great steeping off point for students learning about American slavery, it's impact on Africans. This book is available or check out at the Gadsden County Public Library. " said.

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