Phillis Wheatley: Young Revolutionary Poet

Biography

Phillis Wheatley’s rise from slavery to recognition as the foremost African American poet in the American colonies is featured in this volume. Young readers will rejoice as she protects her friend Nat from British soldiers after the Boston Tea Party and delight when one of her poems results in a life-changing meeting with George Washington. Vivid descriptions accent this window into an exciting era in which Phillis found strength in the face of adversity and became a celebrated poet.