Freedom's Pen: A Story Based on the Life of Freed Slave and Author Phillis Wheatley (Daughters of the Faith Series)

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Phillis Wheatley was a little girl of seven or eight years old when she was captured in Gambia in 1761 and brought to America as a slave. But she didn’t let her circumstances keep her down. She learned to read and write in English and Latin, and showed a natural gift for poetry. When she was twelve, her elegy at the death of the great pastor George Whitefield brought her worldwide acclaim. She became the first African American to publish a book, and her writings would eventually win her freedom. More important, her poetry still proclaims Christ almost 250 years later. Paperback. 144 pages.

Freedom's Pen: A Story Based on the Life of Freed Slave and Author Phillis Wheatley (Daughters of the Faith Series)

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Phillis Wheatley was a little girl of seven or eight years old when she was captured in Gambia in 1761 and brought to America as a slave. But she didn’t let her circumstances keep her down. She learned to read and write in English and Latin, and showed a natural gift for poetry. When she was twelve, her elegy at the death of the great pastor George Whitefield brought her worldwide acclaim.

Phillis became known to heads of state, including George Washington himself, speaking out for American independence and the end of slavery. She became the first African American to publish a book, and her writings would eventually win her freedom. More important, her poetry still proclaims Christ almost 250 years later.

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SKU 978-392
Author Wendy Lawton
Publisher Moody Publishers