Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley

Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley

by Ann Rinaldi

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152053932
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Series: Great Episodes Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 146,680
Product dimensions: 4.42(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.93(d)
Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

ANN RINALDI is an award-winning author best known for bringing history vividly to life. A self-made writer and newspaper columnist for twenty-one years, Ms. Rinaldi attributes her interest in history to her son, who enlisted her to take part in historical reenactments up and down the East Coast. She lives with her husband in central New Jersey. 

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