Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
  • Written by Kathryn Lasky
    Illustrated by Paul Lee
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780763660918
  • Our Price: $4.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies

Buy now from Random House

  • A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
  • Written by Kathryn Lasky
    Illustrated by Paul Lee
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9780763664275
  • Our Price: $14.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies

A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies

The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet

Written by Kathryn LaskyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Paul LeeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Paul Lee

A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
  • Email this page - A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
  • Print this page - A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
Synopsis

Synopsis

"Lasky shows not only the facts of Wheatley's life but also the pain of being an accomplished black woman in a segregated world." — BOOKLIST

"We’ll call her Phillis."

In 1761, a young African girl was sold to the Wheatley family in Boston, who named her Phillis after the slave schooner that had carried her. Kidnapped from her home in Africa and shipped to America, she’d had everything taken from her - her family, her name, and her language.

But Phillis Wheatley was no ordinary young girl. She had a passion to learn, and the Wheatleys encouraged her, breaking with unwritten rule in New England to keep slaves illiterate. Amid the tumult of the Revolutionary War, Phillis Wheatley became a poet and ultimately had a book of verse published, establishing herself as the first African American woman poet this country had ever known. She also found what had been taken away from her and from slaves everywhere: a voice of her own.

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: