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Freedom's Pen - Phillis Wheatley Daughters of the Faith

Freedom's Pen - Phillis Wheatley Daughters of the Faith
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    ISBN: 9780802476395
    Author: Wendy Lawton
    Format: Paperback
    Publisher: Moody
    Series: Daughters of Faith
    Ages: 8 to 12
    Size: 5¼ X 7½
    Total Pages: 144
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    1761—Phillis Wheatley was a little girl of seven or eight years old when she was captured in Africa 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. By the time 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 importantly, her poetry still proclaims Christ almost 250 years later.