Hang A Thousand Trees With Ribbons: The Story Of Phillis Wheatley
Publish Date: 1996-10-25
Author: Ann Rinaldi
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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 Americas first published black poet. Strong characterization and perceptive realism mark this thoughtful portrayal.--Booklist