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Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley (Great Episodes)

By Ann Rinaldi
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  • Author: Ann Rinaldi
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
  • Edition: First
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 America's first published black poet. "Strong characterization and perceptive realism mark this thoughtful portrayal."--Booklist

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